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USS Vella Gulf

USS Vella Gulf (U.S. Navy)

VICENZA, Italy — A sailor assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf died Tuesday, the Navy's 6th Fleet said.

The cause of death was under investigation, the 6th Fleet said in a statement on Wednesday.

The sailor's name was not released pending notification of next of kin, per standard Pentagon procedures.

Vella Gulf is currently operating in the Mediterranean Sea.

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