USS Fitzgerald: Sailors killed in collision off Japan’s coast named

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“The sailors were found in flooded berths onboard the USS Fitzgerald, said a statement by the US Navy.

At least three others were injured in the collision which took place near the port city of Yokosuka.

Many of the Fitzgerald’s crew were asleep when the incident happened. The US Navy said it was investigating. The warship has since been towed to the US naval base in Yokosuka.

The seven sailors were reported missing after the incident which took place at about 02:30 local time on Saturday (17:30 GMT Friday). The Navy has now said that divers gained access to the damaged areas and found their remains. The commander of the 7th Fleet, Joseph P Aucoin, told reporters that the collision caused a ‘big gash’ under the warship’s waterline.” Read more here…

Reported by BBC News