Number of USS Fitzgerald Sailors' Remains Found


Story Number: NNS170617-03Release Date: 6/17/2017 10:32:00 PM
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From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- A number of Sailors' remains that were missing from the collision between USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship have been found.

As search and rescue crews gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision this morning, the missing Sailors were located in the flooded berthing compartments. They are currently being transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka where they will be identified.

The families are being notified and being provided the support they need during this difficult time. The names of the Sailors will be released after all notifications are made.

 
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