The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at the US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo: Kyodo The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at the US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo: Kyodo
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at the US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo: Kyodo

Skipper of cargo ship that almost sank US destroyer sailed in ‘same direction’ at time of deadly collision

While the cause of the accident remains a mystery, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said the ACX Crystal had made a sharp turn shortly before the collision with the US destroyer

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at the US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo: Kyodo The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at the US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo: Kyodo
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at the US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo: Kyodo
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