Several Sailors Killed After USS Fritgerald Collides with Container Ship

Discussion in 'U.S. Navy' started by Pathfinder, Jun 17, 2017.

Share This Page

  1. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    2,401
    Location:
    United-States
    Missing U.S. sailors found dead after collision with merchant ship off coast of Japan





    TOKYO — A number of the seven U.S. Navy sailors missing after a collision between a destroyer and a container ship have been found dead, the Seventh Fleet said Sunday.

    The sailors were found in the berthing compartments of the ship that flooded after the collision, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning. The container ship appeared to have hit the Aegis class destroyer almost square on, severely damaging the berthing compartments where the sailors were sleeping.

    A spokesman for the Seventh Fleet would not immediately confirm whether the bodies of all seven missing sailors had been found or just some of them.

    They were found after the Fitzgerald returned to its home port at Yokosuka on Saturday night and search and rescue crews were able to enter the ship.

    The sailors’ bodies have been taken to the naval hospital on the Yokosuka base to be identified. Their names will not be released until their families have been notified, the Seventh Fleet said in a statement.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...307678-5355-11e7-b064-828ba60fbb98_story.html
     
    YarS and Falcon like this.
  2. Technofox

    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Messages:
    897
    Likes Received:
    3,173
    Occupation:
    Professional "Doer" of "Things"
    Location:
    Norway
    Hobby:
    Being a geek
    Is the ship a total rightoff? The damage is extensive.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Falcon likes this.
  3. Falcon

    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    1,422
    Location:
    United-States
    As long as it floats I would imagined that it can be repaired, nothing a little welding couldn't fix :)
     
  4. BlueHawk

    BlueHawk 1st Lieutenant

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2017
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    195
    Location:
    Norway
    Hobby:
    Sport
    How is this possible. Is there one task military vessel is good at. Is to know what is sailing on the sea. Maybe this question is to soon to ask. Arrest me if you guys feel it is rude question to ask.
     
  5. K.Mootaz23

    K.Mootaz23 2nd Lieutenant

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2016
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    134
    Occupation:
    Former conscript soldier
    Location:
    Tunisia
    my condolences to the Families of thous fallen Sailors
     
Loading...