【10月1日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The Marine Corps will inspect its entire fleet of amphibious assault vehicles after one took on water during a training mishap, leaving one dead, two in critical condition and eight missing.

Search and rescue efforts continue off the coast of California to locate seven Marines and a sailor whose AAV sank during a Thursday training exercise. The troops, assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, were training near San Clemente Island, northwest of San Diego, when their vehicle began filling with water.

‘I've directed an immediate suspension of amphibious assault vehicle water operations until the causal factors of this mishap are better understood,’ Marine Commandant Gen. David Berger said during a Friday press conference from Camp Pendleton in California. ‘All AAVs across the fleet will be inspected.’

中譯:

1輛兩棲突擊車於訓練時,發生進水事故,造成1人死亡、2人情況危急、8人失蹤,其後,美國陸戰隊將對其所有艦隊的兩棲突擊車實施全面檢查。

為了要找到上週四訓練操演時,因兩棲突擊車沉沒而失蹤的7名陸戰隊員及1名水兵,加州海岸附近外海的搜救任務仍持續進行。這幾名隸屬第15 陸戰遠征隊的官兵,當時正在聖地牙哥西北方的聖克萊門特島附近訓練,就發生了突擊車進水的狀況。

陸戰隊司令柏格上將上週五在加州彭德爾頓營區的記者會表示,他已指示立即停止兩棲突擊車的水上操演,直到充分了解事故的肇因為止,所有艦隊的兩棲突擊車都將全面檢查。

-關鍵軍語-

※assault:

A military attack or raid on an enemy position.

例句:

China built its first big-deck amphibious assault ship in a remarkable amount of time.

中共花很多時間打造出第1艘具有大型甲板的兩棲攻擊艦。