The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Keep and Bear
While we are all wondering how exactly two ships collided when the ocean is…..well, vast….there are seven sailors who went missing in the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Japanese merchant ship during the night.
The Navy has taken the lead in this massive search but it is unclear how long it may take. Family members of the men on board are frantically waiting for news upsets and calls from the sailors to hear that they are okay.
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Fox News reports:
The U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement that the crash damaged two berthing spaces, a machinery room and the radio room. Most of the more than 200 sailors aboard would have been asleep in their berths at the time of the pre-dawn crash.
Water was being pumped out of flooded areas and it was unclear how long it wouldpost was originally published on this site