The U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service is considering the circumstances behind three split fatalities among the list of team associated with the USS George Washington, a Nimitz-class provider currently undergoing deep upkeep at Newport Information Shipbuilding.
During the period of last week, three Nimitz sailors were found dead, all in diffent areas and on different times. One was located aboard the ship and two had been discovered off-base.
The deceased include Retail Services Specialist 3rd Class Mikail Sharp, found at an off-base location on April 9; Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Natasha Huffman, found off-base on April 10; plus an as-yet-unidentified crewmember, found aboard USS George Washington on April 15.
The crewmember who was simply entirely on board was found within an unresponsive (perhaps not deceased) state. The individual was addressed during the scene and transported to the Riverside Regional infirmary in Newport Information, where they passed away, a spokesperson told Navy Times.
Up to now, police haven’t commented on the course of the 3 investigations.
“While these incidents stay under research, there is no initial indication to recommend there exists a correlation between these tragic events,” U.S. Navy spokeswoman Cmdr. Reann Mommsen told CNN.
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USS George Washington is within the middle of a midlife refit at NNS, as well as the task has brought longer than planned. She joined shipyard in 2017 and has been under fix for almost five years, many thanks in component to COVID-19-related delays. She is likely to finish off and leave the yard later this year.