The Marine Corps this week is holding disciplinary hearings for 2 leaders concerned in a lethal sinking of an amphibious assault car off the Southern California coast in 2020.

Lt. Col. Michael Regner, the previous commanding officer of Battalion Touchdown Group, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, on Tuesday is going through a board of inquiry on the accident at Camp Pendleton, Calif., based on the Marine Corps.

The listening to was first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The board of inquiry is scheduled by means of Friday.

Additionally at Camp Pendleton, an administrative separation board will collect to scrutinize the unnamed former platoon sergeant of the Bravo Firm platoon, which was concerned within the lethal accident.

Eight Marines and one Navy sailor have been killed on July 30, 2020, when their car rapidly sank in 385 toes of water off the coast of San Clemente Island whereas coaching with the fifteenth Marine Expeditionary Unit.

The car — which might weigh roughly 26 tons and was carrying 16 individuals — sank after it started to tackle water whereas touring from the island to its transport dock ship after an train. 

A Marine Corps investigation later discovered that the vessel was one among a number of that skilled mechanical issues on the island and because it tried to return its transmission failed. Water then started to fill the car, however its commander waited too lengthy to order service members to evacuate. 

The investigation additionally discovered that Regner — who was relieved from command in October 2020 on account of the accident — ought to have recognized the autos have been unsound and mustn’t have been used within the ocean.