Search and rescue teams found the bodies of sailors who died after the collision of the USS Fitzgerald with the Philippine cargo ship. They were found in the flooded after the disaster of the berthing compartments. The body will be in the hospital in the Japanese city of Yokosuka, which will produced their identification.
Found the bodies of the dead sailors of the USS Fitzgerald, faced with marching under the flag of Philippines trade ship. About it reported in a press-service of the Seventh fleet of the United States.
«When search and rescue teams gained access to the places damaged during the collision, the missing sailors were found in the flooded berthing compartments. Currently, they were transferred to the naval hospital in Yokosuka, which will host their identification», — stated in the message.
The families of the victims will be notified of the incident and will receive all the necessary support. The names of the sailors will be released once they are ready all the required notifications.
The collision of the destroyer with the container ship ACX Crystal occurred in the night of Saturday 20 kilometers from Cape Isozaki in the South of the Izu Peninsula. American warship assigned to the Yokosuka base in 100 kilometers from the place of collision.