Two San Diego-based Navy ships have been sent to assist in recovery efforts for the Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet that authorities said Tuesday went down in the Java Sea.
Both ships were in the region for training.
The destroyer Sampson arrived in the search area Tuesday and was “prepared to assist in surface recovery efforts,”
On Tuesday, the Navy also ordered the Fort Worth, a littoral combat ship, to assist in operations.
The Fort Worth was being prepared to deploy to the area from nearby Singapore and could be ready within two days, Kirby said.