17 Jun '17, 10am

The stricken destroyer Fitzgerald has returned home, but 7 sailors are still missing

The destroyer Fitzgerald, mangled from a rare, harrowing collision while at sea, returned to its home port of Yokosuka, Japan, at about 7 p.m. local time Saturday, capping a 17-hour effort by the crew to prevent an even greater crisis. Seven sailors remain missing and divers were standing by to assess the damage and try to access the spaces that were flooded when Fitzgerald collided with a merchant ship nearly four-times its size in the middle of the night. The incident occurred in the Philippine Sea, about 50 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka. RT @US7thFleet : #FITZ back home. Search and rescue continues for our missing shipmates. pic.twitter.com/h7sA2K0J3U — Adm. John Richardson (@CNORichardson) June 17, 2017 The damage to Fitzgerald is extensive. Images show clearly the ship had taken on massive amounts of water during the 17-hour ordeal. A news release from U.S. 7th...

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