US Navy confirms all 7 missing sailors from USS Fitzgerald found dead

By REUTERS
June 19, 2017 03:05




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TOKYO, June 19 - The US Navy confirmed on Monday that all seven sailors on the USS Fitzgerald were found dead after the destroyer's collision with a container ship at the weekend.

The bodies of missing sailors were found in flooded compartments of the USS Fitzgerald, which came close to sinking after a collision with a container ship off Japan tore a gash under the warship's waterline, the US Navy's Seventh Fleet commander said on Sunday.


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