Captain Brett Crozier asked the Navy to take drastic measures to combat the outbreak on the ship.
The captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, Brett Crozier, was removed from his post after publishing a letter in which he asked the Navy to take increased measures to contain the outbreak of coronavirus on a ship with a crew of 5,000 people.
The removal of the captain was announced by acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly, saying that crozier made a mistake.
According to the Modly, the letter was sent to official authorities, but Crozier did not take enough precautions to prevent it from leaking.
“This caused unnecessary alarm,” he said.
So far, more than 100 crew members have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
In a four-page letter, Crozier described the situation on the ship in dark tones, where more and more sailors were infected with a dangerous respiratory virus, and called for “drastic measures” – removing 4,000 people from the ship and placing them in isolation.