＇Also contributing was the Navy's ineffective oversight of the Fitzgerald in the areas of operations scheduling, crew training, and fatigue mitigation,＇ the investigation report states.
Those are some of the same breakdowns the NTSB found contributed to a second fatal Navy ship accident just weeks later in 2017, when the destroyer John McCain collided with an oil tanker near the Singapore Strait, killing 10.
The Fitzgerald and McCain collisions still loom over the Navy, but in the three years since the accidents, surface force training has changed dramatically, Cmdr. Clay Doss, a Navy spokesman at the Pentagon, said. There has been a renewed emphasis on seamanship, navigation and watch standing.
The assignment of sailors to specific roles on a ship to operate it continuously.
Watch standing is a very important operation and one of the many tasks that an Officer of the Watch (OOW) has to do in a daily basis.