US Navy Probe Into Deadly 2017 Crash Found ‘Numerous, Almost Routine’ Violations | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US Navy Probe Into Deadly 2017 Crash Found ‘Numerous, Almost Routine’ Violations

The US Navy’s internal probe of the June 2017 crash between the destroyer USS Fitzgerald and a civilian container cargo vessel near Japan that killed seven sailors found “routine, almost casual, violations of standing orders” by bridge crew who failed “rules of the road” tests given by investigators, a Navy Times exclusive has revealed.

In the waters off Yokosuka, Japan, on the night of June 17, 2017, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with the container vessel ACX Crystal, which flew under a Filipino flag, and seven US sailors died. While public statements by the Navy have subsequently confirmed that the destroyer crew was at fault and that the crew was remarkably unqualified for its tasks, the service's internal probe was all the more scathing, reported the Navy Times, which obtained a copy of the report for a Sunday article.

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