Search and rescue efforts have stopped after a ‘man overboard’ incident onboard the USS Arleigh Burke while the ship operates in the Baltic Sea.

According to a U.S. Navy statement:

“The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) conducted search and rescue efforts for a man overboard while operating in the Baltic Sea, Aug. 1, 2022.

The search and rescue efforts ceased. The statement will be updated as information becomes available.”

The USS Arleigh Burke

USS Arleigh Burke is the lead ship of the Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers. These ships were the first destroyers in the world equipped with the AEGIS Weapons Systems.

USS Arleigh Burke was the first U.S. Navy ship designed to incorporate shaping techniques to reduce radar cross-section to reduce their detectability and likelihood of being targeted by enemy weapons and sensors. Originally designed to defend against Soviet aircraft, cruise missiles, and nuclear attack submarines, this higher capability ship is to be used in high-threat areas to conduct antiair, antisubmarine, antisurface, and strike operations.

In April 2022, Arleigh Burke completed the largest maintenance availability ever conduct in Rota, Spain, and then commenced her second forward deployed patrol in May 2022.

George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also works for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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David Barry
David Barry
11 days ago

May God bless the family with peace. RIP sailor, duty done

Kenny wilson
Kenny wilson
3 days ago

RIP,Stand down sailor,your watch is over calm seas ahead 🥲