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

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is seen at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, Japan June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japanese media said all seven of the sailors who had been reported missing were found dead.

 

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  • Brett_McS

    From the damage to the freighter it looked more like a glancing blow. If it had been a direct T-bone the destroyer would probably have gone straight to the bottom. They don’t build warships like they used to.

  • tom_billesley

    USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel,
    The Reuters spin. Using the active voice with the Philippine-flagged vessel as the object, implying that the US Navy is at fault.

    • canminuteman

      I think the US Navy is at fault. The rules of the road at sea are that a ship yields to another ship approaching from the right. Since the US Navy ship was smashed in on the right side, it looks like it didn’t yield when it should have.

      • andycanuck

        Yeah, we’ll have to see what the investigation reveals.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I guess none of the dead were women, gay or trans or we would have heard CNN declare a day of international mourning.