The US Navy has released the names of the five sailors who lost their lives in the crash of an MH-60S helicopter on August 31.
The helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 was operating from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln at the time of the incident.
Another five sailors on the ship suffered injuries in the accident, with two transferred ashore for treatment.
One crewmember of the crashed helicopter was rescued shortly after the accident.
The service transitioned from search and rescue efforts to recovery operations on September 4, after more than 72 hours of coordinated rescue efforts encompassing 34 search and rescue flights, over 170 hours of flight time, with five search helicopters and constant surface vessel search.
According to the navy, the deceased sailors were between 21 and 31 years of age.