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Report details sailors’ escape after USS Fitzgerald collision

  • U.S. NAVY

    The USS Fitzgerald sits in dry dock in Yokosuka, Japan, as damage to the ship is assessed and repairs are begun after its collision with a merchant vessel.

While investigations continue into the June 17 collision of the destroyer USS Fitzgerald and merchant vessel ACX Crystal off Japan, the Navy on Thursday released harrowing details of crew members’ efforts to escape a rapidly flooding berthing compartment in waters that were first up to their waist, then to their necks and then quickly submerged the entire compartment. Read more

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