Several Sailors Killed After USS Fritgerald Collides with Container Ship

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    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.

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    Is the ship a total rightoff? The damage is extensive.

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    As long as it floats I would imagined that it can be repaired, nothing a little welding couldn't fix :)
     
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    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.
     
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    my condolences to the Families of thous fallen Sailors
     
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    U.S. Navy to relieve admiral of command after collisions: WSJ

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy plans to remove from duty the commander of the fleet that has suffered four recent collisions in Asia and the deaths of a number of sailors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing U.S. officials.

    Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan, will be relieved of command on Wednesday in connection with four collisions since January, including two involving fatalities, two U.S. officials said, according to the Journal. It said Navy officials declined to comment.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...540b&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter
     
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    And what did they say about Russian hackers?
     
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    I heard some said that U.S. Navy is stretch out too thin. That means there is more work and less sleep? Reason i ask is that i take personal interest and wish them all the best.
     
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    Yo-hooo!!! Yank's admirals are so predictable! I like it!


    Comments are super!
     
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