US Navy identifies seven sailors killed in Japan collision

US Navy identifies seven sailors killed in Japan collisionThe US Navy on Monday identified seven sailors killed when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan, smashing the side of the ship and flooding berths where the crew were sleeping. The sailors, aged between 19 and 37, were reported missing after Saturday’s predawn collision which triggered a major US-Japanese search operation. The collision happened 56 nautical miles (104 kilometres) southwest of Yokosuka, where the Fitzgerald is based, in a busy shipping channel that is a gateway to major container ports in Tokyo and nearby Yokohama.



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