Bodies of Seven U.S. Navy Sailors Found on Damaged Ship

Jun 19, 2017

Several days after a disastrous mid sea collision between the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and a much larger Japanese container ship, the bodies of seven missing American sailors have been located on the ship. The sailors were located in the damaged portion of the ship that had originally been impossible to access.

Both U.S. and Japanese authorities are investigating the cause of the crash that occurred at around 2:30 in the morning. Initial reports indicate that the container ship was sailing erratically and not following normal navigation rules of the sea.