“Delay in reporting U.S. Navy ship collision spurs probe” -CBS News

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Summary: ” As details emerge, we shall be able to all be proud of the heroic effort by the crew to tend to the needs of those injured, and save the ship from further damage while returning safely to port.” Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 11:19 AM EDT TOKYO — Japan’s coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour, for a deadly collision between a U.S. The cargo ship, which is about four times heavier, nearly T-boned the Navy destroyer when much of the crew was asleep and the bridge likely manned by less than a dozen people, Tracy reports. The coast guard initially said the collision occurred at 2:20 a.m. The ship was listing as it sailed into its home port in Yokosuka, Japan, Saturday, CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports. The victims were Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia; Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California; Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut; Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas; Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California; Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland;, and Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio. .. Navy divers recovered the bodies following the severely damaged Fitzgerald came back to the fleet’s home in Yokosuka, Japan, with assistance from tug boats. The mother of an additional sailor on the ship said her son kept diving in his flooded berth following the crash to attempt tosave his shipmates till it began running out of air pockets, while other survivors – believing their ship was under attack – hurried to man the guns. A coast guard official said Monday they’re trying to ascertain what the crew of the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal was doing prior to reporting the collision off of Japan’s coast to authorities 50 minutes later. sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald, and a container ship off of Japan on June 17, 2017. From top left to right, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland; Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California; Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia;, and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California. After interviewing Filipino crewmembers, the coast guard has changed the collision time to 1:30 a.m. But I told him, ‘There’s a reason why you are still here, and make that count.'” Jonathan Starr tells “60 Minutes” that when he founded a school in struggling Somaliland, he gave students a “chance to win” and that’s exactly what they did Allegations of stolen children, drugs, abuse and a leader who claimed to be the second coming of Jesus Christ — “48 Hours” follows the trail of a cult that began in Australia and led the FBI to New York Copyright © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. The ACX Crystal collided with the USS Fitzgerald off of Japan’s coast, killing seven of the destroyer’s crew of nearly 300. She said the ship reported to the coast guard at 2:25 a.m. but she couldn’t provide details about what the ship was doing, for nearly an hour.”

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