The White House expressed condolences to the family members of the missing sailors whose remains were found after they went missing over the weekend when the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker.
"It is with great sadness that we learned today of the United States sailor fatalities following the August 21st collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and a merchant vessel, which occurred east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore," the White House press secretary's office said in a statement Tuesday evening.
"As the Navy begins the process of recovering our fallen sailors, our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends. We are grateful for the rescue and recovery efforts of the officers and crew of the USS John S. McCain, the Malaysian Coast Guard, Royal Malaysian Navy, and Royal Singaporean Navy," the statement continued.
Divers with the Malaysian Navy found the remains of some of the 10 missing sailors, along with "potential remains" of another sailor, on Tuesday.
The Navy has ordered a full review of the accident and a similar one that took place in June when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a commercial container ship. Seven U.S. sailors died in that crash.
The ship sustained "significant hull damage that resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms," according to a Navy statement.
The USS John S. McCain has since returned to the Changi Naval Base.