• “Internet of Ships” tells tale of USS Fitzgerald tragedy-or half of it

    3 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / YOKOSUKA, Japan The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan.
    On early Saturday morning off the coast of Japan, the Philippines-flagged cargo container carrier ACX Crystal struck the USS Fitzgerald on its starboard side, crushing the part of the Fitzgerald 's superstructure where its commanding officer's quarters were and rupturing the ship's hull below the waterline. Seven sailors died in a flooding berthing compartment, and the...
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