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Bodies found in search for sailors

( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-06-19 07:07:31

Coast guard claims collision with US warship could be case of negligence

YOKOSUKA, Japan - The search for seven United States Navy sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan was called off on Sunday after several bodies were found in the ship's flooded compartments, including sleeping quarters.

Vice-Admiral Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the 7th Fleet, described the damage and flooding as extensive, including a big puncture under the waterline. The crew had to fight to keep the USS Fitzgerald afloat, he said, and the ship's captain is lucky to have survived.

Bodies found in search for sailors

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