Us Military, Eastern Coast Protect Disagree On Crash Time

But after interviewing the ACX Crystal’s crew, the Japanese coast guard revised its crash time estimate to 1:30 a.m.
US Navy destroyer collision mapInitially, the Japanese Coast Guard said that the distress call from the ACX Crystal came at 2:25 a.m. on Saturday — five minutes after it crashed into the USS Fitzgerald at 2:20 a.m.
The US guided-missile destroyer suffered severe damage to its starboard side, while the container ship sustained light damage.
The 10,000-ton USS Fitzgerald and the ACX Crystal, a 29,000-ton container ship flagged in the Philippines, collided early Saturday local time off Japan’s Izu Peninsula, officials said.
A 7th Fleet statement said the collision caused “significant damage and associated flooding to two berthing spaces, a machinery space, and the radio room.

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