18 Jun '17, 10pm

Fitzgerald crew's 'heroic efforts' saved their ship from sinking, admiral says #military #Navy

Fitzgerald crew's 'heroic efforts' saved their ship from sinking, admiral says #military #Navy

The collision occurred just after 2:30 a.m. local time about 50 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, a high-traffic area near one of Japan’s largest ports. Japan’s Coast Guard and navy, known as the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, surged to the scene, along with the U.S. destroyer Dewey. The JMSDF ships Ohnami, Hamagiri, and Enshu responded, alongside the Japanese Coast Guard ships Izanami and Kano, which aided the crew in searching for the missing seven sailors. The massive container ship that collided with Fitzgerald, the ACX Crystal, has a dead weight listed at nearly 40,000 tons, which is roughly the size of the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima and more than four-times larger than the 8,900-ton Fitzgerald. In this Saturday, June 17, 2017, photo, the container ship ACX Crystal with its left bow dented and scraped after colliding with the USS Fitzgerald in the waters...

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