The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan in photo received June 17, 2017. Courtesy of U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart/Handout via REUTERS
The Guardian: USS Fitzgerald: seven missing sailors found dead in flooded area of ship
The seven US navy sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off the east coast of Japan have been found dead.
US and Japanese ships and aircraft launched a huge air and sea search for the crew but they were found on Sunday in the flooded quarters of the damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald, the US 7th fleet said in a statement.
“As search and rescue crews gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision, the missing sailors were located in the flooded berthing compartments,” it said.
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