USS Fitzgerald: bodies of some missing sailors found in stricken ship

Confusion surround exact number of bodies found in search for seven unaccounted for since a collision with container vessel off Japan

The bodies of some of the seven US sailors who went missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship near Japan have been recovered from flooded areas of their vessel, but an unknown number remain unaccounted for.

It is unclear whether the missing crew members are trapped inside the USS Fitzgerald – more than 24 hours after it collided with the Philippine-registered ACX Crystal about 100km off the east coast of Japan – or if they had been swept into the sea.

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