US Navy sailors' bodies found on stricken ship, some still missing

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Marine tracking data showed the container ship, the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal, which was sailing from the port of Nagoya to Tokyo, performed a sudden 180-degree turn in the busy shipping lane south of Yokosuka and doubled back along its path shortly before the crash.

The USS Fitzgerald collided with the Philippine-flagged merchant ship the ACX Crystal at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday local time (1:30 p.m. Friday ET) about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, officials said.

On Sunday, US authorities tacitly acknowledged there were no survivors as they ended the search, but declined to say how many bodies had been found until the families were notified.

She said, however, that not all seven missing sailors had been accounted for. "You have to realize majority are 18, 19 and 20-year-olds living with guilt".

The sailors' bodies were being transferred to a United States naval hospital, where they will be identified. "Once an investigation is complete then any legal issues can be addressed", the USA navy said. "He is lucky to be alive", he said.

"The damage was significant", 7th Fleet commander, Vice Admiral Joseph P Aucoin, said.

"There wasn't a lot of time in spaces that were open to the sea".

"They had to fight for the ship to keep it above the surface. This was a severe emergency but the ship's crew was swift and responsive and I can't tell you how proud I am of the crew for what they did to save the ship", said Aucoin.

Most of the almost 300 sailors aboard would have been asleep in their berths at the time of the collision. Navy spokesman Lt. Paul Newell said the victims may have been killed by the impact of the collision or drowned in the flooding.

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The USS Fitzgerald's captain, Cmdr. However, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman said not all of the missing bodies were recovered.

Two others were airlifted off the ship and treated in the hospital for lacerations and bruises. USA aircraft is assisting in the effort, along with several Japanese helicopters and one plane, the 7th Fleet said.The area is particularly busy with sea traffic, said Yutaka Saito of the coast guard. Most congestion occurs in the early hours of the day, and fast currents make it a tricky area that requires experience and skill to navigate.

The 29,000-ton merchantman apparently suffered only dents and scratches to its bow when it hit the 8,300-ton destroyer.

Multiple US and Japanese investigations are underway on how a ship as large as the container could ram into the warship in clear weather.

Japanese vessels first arrived on the scene and the coast guard is leading the search.

Japanese investigators are now questioning the 20 Filipino crew members who were aboard the 728-foot long ship merchant ship.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a sympathy message to President Donald Trump on Sunday.

He said in a statement that "we are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our fellow shipmates".

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