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Horrific Update: Missing USS Fitzgerald
Sailors Located – Drowned in Berthing
Quarters Below Decks…

Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance

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Posted By:earlybird, 6/18/2017 11:19:49 AM

Initial photographic appearances showed the port-side bow anchor of the ACX Crystal impaled a portion of the USS Fitzgerald near starboard side amidship below her bridge. Later reporting confirmed the Fitzgerald was ruptured above and below the waterline by the much larger cargo vessel. Seven sailors were missing. The latest update from the 7th Fleet is terrible. Several bodies, perhaps all, of the missing sailors have been located in their berthing quarters. U.S. 7th Fleet, YOKOSUKA, Japan – A number of Sailors that were missing from the collision between USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship have been found. As

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad, 6/18/2017 11:38:53 AM     (No. 11290367)

Let the courts martial begin! Did they even sound collision stations?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 6/18/2017 11:53:06 AM     (No. 11290388)

May God wrap his loving arms around these men and their families. Today is an especially painful Father´s Day for them all.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rubinski, 6/18/2017 12:00:16 PM     (No. 11290399)

Is there any thought that this was a terror attack?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/18/2017 12:04:17 PM     (No. 11290407)

Japanese-owned ship, chartered to another Japanese company, Filipino crew of 21, operating out of home port Manila under Philippine flag.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rama41, 6/18/2017 12:16:35 PM     (No. 11290430)

Haven´t heard much about the following from the BBC: “Marine traffic records suggest the ACX Crystal made a sudden U-turn roughly 25 minutes before the collision with the USS Fitzgerald. It is not clear why it changed course.” Track of Crystal here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40310563

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 6/18/2017 4:28:01 PM     (No. 11290593)

Human error or terrorism? The container ship is reported to have Philipino crew. There are Muslims in yhe Philippines, although mostly Christian. Who was conning the ship?

I lean very much towards human error, but in today´s world, wider possibilities have to be considered. I believe that an intentional collision would be very difficult to pull off, but certainly not impossible.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 6/18/2017 7:47:09 PM     (No. 11290676)

I´m a former sailor in the United States Navy, Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club. I feel this.

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