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US Navy destroyer Fitzgerald collides with merchant ship

17 June 2017 Navy Times


US Navy destroyer Fitzgerald collides with merchant ship

The guided missile destroyer Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel just southwest of Yokosuka, Japan at around 2:30 a.m. local time Friday, according to a Navy release.


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  • Rijomi2

    With all the sophisticated electronics and designated shipping lanes, to get T-boned in the open sea is pretty hard to imagine. The lost crew members make it worse.

    • EarnitYourself

      Agreed. This doesn’t pass a smell test.

      • grandma954

        Some things off….

        • EarnitYourself

          Big time. I’d like to think a vessel the size of a cruise ship can’t “blindside” on of our destroyers.
          Wouldn’t they both be required to be running at least radar to know what nearby?

          • grandma954

            I don’t know Earn but something is not right, there’s no way in hell that two big ships cant hear the other one coming. plus most were sleeping so it would have been quieter then during the day. I don’t believe this story, and every capt. that I have in the yard today is saying the same thing. Its almost impossible to T-bone a ship.. Unless BOTH captains were drunk off their ass , even if that was the case it still sounds to crazy to be true…