All 7 Missing Sailors Found Dead In Flooded Compartments Of USS Fitzgerald

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — All seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in the flooded compartments after the collision with a merchant ship, a US Navy official said.

After the guided-missile destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan early Saturday (June 17), the Navy said seven sailors were missing.

“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,” the Navy’s 7th Fleet said in Saturday’s statement.
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