The United States Navy has opened an investigation on the leadership climate and culture aboard the USS George Washington after seven sailors have been confirmed dead over the past 12 months, four of which are suspected of being suicide.

On April 11th, the commander of the aircraft carrier Captain Brent Gaut announced over the ship’s intercom that sailors should seek help when needed and that there are resources available to help them.

The announcement came after two sailors were found dead on April 9 and 10 because of suicide. Anonymous sailors who have heard Gaut’s announcement said that it is what “they say after they have a suicide every time.”

Four days later, another sailor was found unresponsive while onboard the carrier. The ship’s crew sent the sailor to the base hospital but unfortunately died there. The Navy has identified the most recent death as Master at Arms Seaman Recruit Xavier Hunter Mitchell-Sandor.