Hanoi (VNA) – The bodies of all seven US sailors missing after
the USS Fitzgerald destroyer collided with ACX Crystal container ship of the
Philippines on early June 17 have been found, the US Navy said on June 18.
Names of the victims are being identified. Earlier, the US Navy said at
least three sailors were injured and seven went missing after the collision.
The incident occurred 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka city of
Japan, causing damage in the right side and flooding in the destroyer.
The USS Fitzgerald camps in Yokosuka and mainly operates in the Pacific
area and Japan Sea.
According to the US Navy, with capacity of about 29,000 tonnes, the
Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal was three times bigger than the US destroyer.
Meanwhile, the Japan’s coastguard said none of the 20 members of the container ship