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Pics Show Damage Done to Navy Vessel by Container Ship

USS Fitzgerald collided with container ship June 17 near Japan
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2017 12:22 PM CDT

(Newser) Photos released by the US Navy give an idea of the damage caused to the USS Fitzgerald in its fatal collision with a container ship June 17 off the coast of Japan. CNN reports the container ship, which weighed nearly three times more than the Fitzgerald, ripped a hole in the Navy vessel adjacent to where sailors sleep. Water flooded in, killing seven sailors and ruining many millions of dollars worth of equipment, according to UPI. The bodies of the sailors were found in a flooded compartment. The Fitzgerald has entered dry dock in Japan for evaluation. It has yet to be determined whether repairs will happen in Japan or the US. The Navy's investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing. (Read more Navy stories.)

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