Japan investigating delay in report of deadly US destroyer collision

Japan investigating delay in report of deadly US destroyer collision

Japan investigating delay in report of deadly US destroyer collision

The other sailors killed were: Dakota Rigsby, 19, of Virginia, Shingo Douglass, 25, of California, Ngoc Huynh, 25, of Connecticut, Noe Hernandez, 26, of Texas, Carlosvictor Sibayan, 23, of California and Xavier Martin, 24, of Maryland.

The Navy says it remains uncertain how long it will take to gain access to the spaces inside the damaged destroyer in order to methodically search for the missing crew members. The bodies of the dead sailors were discovered in flooded compartments below deck.

Almost an hour elapsed before a Philippine-flagged container ship reported a collision with a USA warship, the Japanese coastguard said on Monday, as investigations began into the accident in which seven US sailors were killed.

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation team arrived in Japan Monday to start piecing together the sequence of events that led to the weekend collision between a Navy destroyer and a fully loaded container ship four times its size.

Her 19-year-old said many of his shipmates ran to the guns thinking they were under attack.

Daniel Kahle, a Navy veteran who served with Rehm while deployed to the Persian Gulf during the Iraq War, told the newspaper he hadn't spoken to his former colleague in years but will remember him as "a great guy" who always seemed to be smiling.

In a statement, acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley said, "We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our fellow shipmates".

He is in stable condition, the Navy said. Richard Gourley of the U.S. Naval Forces Japan said. Aerial images aired on Japanese television appeared to show the bow on its left side was dented but the vessel did not appear to have any major damage.

The Fitzgerald experienced extensive damage and flooding after the collision, Aucoin said in a news release issued today.

Then, Navy officers with decades of experience at sea say, there were probably minutes of sheer terror aboard the USS Fitzgerald before the collision with an enormous container ship that killed seven sailors.

The Japanese Coast Guard has reprotedly finished questioning the 20 Filipino crewmembers of the cargo ship.

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An official for Japan's Coast Guard said it is investigating why it took almost an hour for the collision to be reported, the AP reported.

More information on any further investigations will be forthcoming, the admiral said.

There will also be a safety investigation, he added.

The Fitzgerald returned to harbour Yokosuka, Japan, where the Seventh Fleet is based, late Saturday, where the search for the missing continued.

"You can't see most of the damage", he explained.

Other investigations could come from the Japanese and Philippine authorities, because of where the accident took place and the Philippine registration of the container ship.

"This has been a hard day", said Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet.

Some ship trackers showed the container ship making a U-turn before the collision, a move that has raised questions about what happened.

A survey by the board indicated that out of 243 collision incidents in which the causes have been determined, one ship was aware the other was approaching in 156 cases.

The prime minister of japan sent his condolences to President Donald Trump.

"I express my heartfelt solidarity to America at this hard time", he said, praising US servicemen in Japan under the allies' bilateral security pact.

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