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How Could The Navy Destroyer Collision Happen?

NPR 87 sources

How could an advanced combatant crash into a container ship in the middle of the ocean? Investigators begin to look for clues about what happened.

Bodies of missing US Navy sailors found inside damaged destroyer

Fox News / World

The search for seven missing U.S. Navy sailors was called off Sunday after several bodies were recovered from the flooded compartments of the destroyer.

Bodies of missing sailors found in flooded compartments of US destroyer

CNBC

The sailors were reported missing after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship south of Tokyo Bay in Japan.

'Traumatic' collision that killed sailors almost sank destroyer, Navy says

The damaged USS Fitzgerald is seen near the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, after the U.S. destroyer collided with the Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal in the waters off the Izu Peninsula Saturday, June 17,…

Bodies of 7 Missing U.S. Sailors Found in Flooded Navy Destroyer

NBC News / U.S.

The bodies of seven U.S. sailors missing after a Navy destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan were found in flooded berthing compartments, a defense official said.

‘Traumatic’ collision that killed sailors almost sank destroyer, Navy says

The Seventh Fleet’s commander declined to say how many of the seven missing sailors were found in the USS Fitzgerald’s flooded compartments after the collision with a merchant vessel. But the search-and-rescue mission is over, he said.

US Navy identifies deceased sailors found inside destroyer

Fox News / U.S.

The U.S. Navy identified Sunday seven sailors who were lost aboard the USS Fitzgerald after a Japanese merchant vessel struck the warship miles off the Japanese coast.

Sister of sailor killed at sea says brother was 'selfless'

WCVB.com

The sister of a U.S. Navy sailor who grew up in Connecticut and was killed in a collision between a destroyer and a container ship off Japan is describing her brother as "selfless."

Missing sailors found dead in flooded compartments on US Navy destroyer

CNN / U.S.

Seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments following the warship's collision with a merchant vessel, a US military official said.

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Warship ‘stayed on collision course’

A US warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship’s…

Jun 19

UPDATE 5-An hour passed before Japan authorities were notified of Fitzgerald collision

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The U.S. Navy confirms that all seven missing sailors on the USS Fitzgerald were found dead after the destroyer's collision with a Philippines-flagged container ship south of Tokyo Bay. Ryan Brooks reports.

Jun 19

Sister of sailor killed at sea says brother was 'selfless'

WCVB.com open event

The sister of a U.S. Navy sailor who grew up in Connecticut and was killed in a collision between a destroyer and a container ship off Japan is describing her brother as "selfless."

Jun 19

US Navy chief promises full probe of collision

OKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Navy ship collision off the Japanese coast (all times local):; 9:15 a.m.

Jun 19

Military releases details about how USS Fitzgerald crashed

The Navy on Sunday revealed details of the final moments of seven sailors who died aboard a destroyer after it collided container ship near Japan — ripping open the warship and sending sea water gushing into the rooms where the men lay…

Jun 19

Man's body found in the Schuylkill

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Jun 18

'Traumatic' collision that killed sailors almost sank destroyer, Navy says

The damaged USS Fitzgerald is seen near the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, after the U.S. destroyer collided with the Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal in the waters off the Izu Peninsula Saturday, June 17,…

Jun 18

SEARCH CALLED OFF US Navy ends hunt for 7 missing sailors as bodies are found in the ship

The search for seven missing U.S. Navy sailors was called off Sunday after several bodies were recovered from the flooded compartments of the destroyer.

Jun 18

UPDATE 2-Bodies of missing sailors found in flooded compartments of U.S destroyer

Reuters open event

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Reuters) - The bodies of a number of sailors who were missing after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a container vessel were found in flooded compartments of the damaged ship, the U.S. Seventh Fleet…

Jun 18

Search for 7 U.S. sailors missing off coast of Japan moves into second day

The nations joined in air-and-sea mission off the coast of Japan after a Navy destroyer and a much-larger container ship collided. The USS Fitzgerald reached its home port south of Tokyo after flooding was controlled at sea.

Jun 17

The Latest: Crashed US Destroyer Approaching Home Port ...

Yokosuka, Japan (AP) -- The Latest on a U.S. Navy ship collision (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The USS Fitzgerald is approaching its home port at the ...

Jun 17

Seven US Navy crew missing after collision off Japan

BBC / News open event

A number of injuries are also reported with the extent of the damage still being determined.

Jun 15

NOT SO LOST AT SEA Sailor reported overboard found hiding on ship

Fox News open event

A US Navy sailor presumed lost at sea near Japan was found on board hiding in one of the ship’s engine rooms, Pentagon officials confirm to Fox News.