2nd US Navy officer fired over Iran’s detention of sailors

The U.S. Navy has fired a second commander in connection with the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf in January and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours.

Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan, commander of Naval Forces Central Command. has relieved Capt. Kyle Moses of his duties as head of the command’s Task Force 56. Moses has been reassigned.

A U.S. official says additional punishments against seven other sailors are under review and decisions will be announced next week. The seven include the squadron commander who already was fired and reassigned, and his executive officer, along with three of the sailors who were detained.

The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.

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