Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted his thoughts for those lost on the USS John S. McCain. Ten sailors went missing in the aftermath of a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a Greek-owned tanker. While the search continues, the remains of some of those sailors were reported found Tuesday morning. Mr. Cook also included all the men and women who serve in the U.S. military in his tweeted comment.

The USS John S. McCain is named after  John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., both admirals in the U.S. Navy, and grandfather and father of Senator John. S. McCain III (R-AZ), respectively.

USS John S. McCain

The USS John S. McCain, taken some time before the collision

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I thought about your naval service in connection with this story, and that of my family.

The clustering of all these events in the Pacific, irrespective of cause, would undoubtedly put pressure on the brass to relieve that admiral of his command.

As for Apple, this tweet clearly indicates that this is TC’s Apple.

Lee Dronick

4 serious incidents this year involving 7th Fleet ships, it might be a case of not enough training and evaluation/inspection.

Lee Dronick

As some of you may know I am retired Navy and worked in navigation and seamanship, the recent series of collisions and groundings have really affected me.


Agreed. It’s been a strange stretch here.

Lee Dronick

The tweet is appreciated as a sign that Apple is an American company whose interests are defended by the American military, and on a human level, anyone hates to hear about a tragedy that cost sailors their lives. And yet, the tweet seems a little random.