The United States completed the search for sailors from the destroyer collided with the Philippine vessel

© REUTERS / Toru Hanai the US Destroyer collided with the Philippine vesselThe United States completed the search for sailors from the destroyer collided with the Philippine vessel© REUTERS / Toru Hanai

The search for seven sailors missing in the collision of the USS Fitzgerald with the Philippine merchant ship off the coast of Japan, was completed, reports the associated Press citing the commander of the seventh fleet of the U.S. Navy.

Vice Admiral Joseph Okon confirmed to reporters at the marine base in Yokosuka, Japan that was discovered a few bodies of the dead sailors, but did not specify their number.

Informed seventh fleet, said in his statement about the discovery in a flooded part of the ship the bodies of the missing sailors, without specifying the number. The body was sent to hospital in Yokosuka for identification.

On Saturday morning the security service on the sea of Shimoda port in Shizuoka Prefecture, the Japanese received a message about the collision of the American destroyer USS Fitzgerald (length 154 meters, a displacement of 8.3 thousand tons) and the Philippine container ship (length 222,6 meters, a displacement of 29 tons) ACX Crystal 20 kilometers from the coast.

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