Navy stops search for 7 missing sailors after bodies found

2017-06-18 09:43
Japan Air Self-Defece Force's F-15 fighter jets fly over US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during a joint training in the Sea of Japan. (Japan Air Self-Defence Force via AP)

Japan Air Self-Defece Force's F-15 fighter jets fly over US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during a joint training in the Sea of Japan. (Japan Air Self-Defence Force via AP)

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Yokosuka - The commander of the US Navy's 7th Fleet says that search and rescue efforts are over for the seven sailors missing after a destroyer collided with a merchant ship in waters off Japan.

Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin told reporters at a Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan, that a number of bodies have been recovered. He wouldn't say how many, pending notification of next of kin.

The USS Fitzgerald sustained significant damage after a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship on Saturday around 02:20.

The bodies were found in flooded compartments Sunday after it returned to the base in Yokosuka with the help of tug boats.

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