American troops faced initial suspicion from Indonesian forces during their tsunami relief efforts.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka's armed forces accused a relief group of trying to smuggle bomb-making materials to Tamil Tiger rebels.
And a British naval ship surveyed the ocean floor near the epicentre epicentre
Point on the surface of the Earth that is directly above the source (or focus) of an earthquake. There the effects of the earthquake usually are most severe. See also seismology. of the quake that triggered killer waves across Asia, checking the stability of tectonic plates as countries considered a tsunami-warning system for the region.
As the recovery effort entered its seventh week, Rear Adm William Douglas Crowder Vice Admiral William Douglas Crowder is the commander of the United States 7th Fleet. Career
The son of a navy Master Chief and Quartermaster, Crowder received a congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy where he graduated in June 1974. , commander of the USS Abraham Lincoln Various ships have borne the name Abraham Lincoln, in honor of the 16th President of the United States.
In the U.S. Navy