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Fitzgerald

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald has collided with a merchant vessel off Japan, resulting in seven deaths aboard the Fitzgerald. The cause of the crash is yet unknown, and the Navy will investigate.

Read NPR’s speculation on the cause here.

Caption: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. (Photo Credit: Peter Burghart/U.S. Navy)

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