Amphibian Tank Sinks During Training, 8 Missing Marines Considered Dead, Search Stopped

Photo dated February 19, 2014 showing AAV-7 amphibious tanks during US-Japanese military training at Camp Pendleton, California. (Source: (AFP / JOE KLAMAR))

CALIFORNIA, COMPASS TV – A total of 8 members The marines United States of America considered dead because until now it has not been found or is still missing while using training amphibious tank.

As known, amphibious tank which is boarded by 8 marines It sank in deep waters off the southern coast of California on Thursday, July 30, 2020 local time.

In his statement, The marines United States of America claimed to have held a search to 8 marines for 40 hours with a sweeping area of ​​up to 1,000 square nautical miles.

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Based on Al Jazeera’s report on Sunday (2/8/2020), the United States military deployed helicopters to ships, both from the Coast Guard Corps to the Navy.

“With a heavy heart I decided to stop the search and rescue operation,” said Colonel Christopher Bronzi, Commander of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit as quoted by Kompas.com.

In total there were 16 personnel who boarded the amphibious tank. Of that amount, as many as 8 soldiers can be saved. However, one of them was killed and two were in critical condition.

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