U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers had continued searching the flooded ship even after the search-and-rescue operation was suspended Thursday.
Remembering the men who were lost
Nathan Findley, age 31 from Amazonia, Missouri
Abraham Lopez, age 39 from El Paso, Texas
Kevin Sayer Bushell, age 26 from Gaithersburg, Maryland
Jacob Daniel Drake, age 21 from Cable, Ohio
Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., age 23 from Manchester, Maryland
Corey George Ingram, age 28 from Poughkeepsie, New York
Dustin Louis Doyon, age 26 from Suffield, Connecticut
John Henry Hoagland III, age 20 from Killeen, Texas
Logan Stephen Palmer, age 23 from Decatur, Illinois
Kenneth Aaron Smith, age 22 from Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Seeking a solution
Military and the government continue to investigate the cause of this tragedy and look for ways to prevent recurrences, as this was the fourth time in 2017 a U.S. warship has been involved in an accident in Asian waters, according to CNN.
Some officials have indicated that a lack of training and outdated equipment combined due to budget cuts, combined with increased operational activity, could be to blame.
"I think it's probably approaching a readiness crisis," said Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican and Air Force veteran, to CNN. "You have, in many cases, a Navy that is highly operational and may not get the time or the chance to train as deeply or as much as they want. You have old equipment. You have failing equipment because it's not being repaired or invested in. These are all concerns when it comes to this."
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of these servicemen whose lives were cut short in this incident.