USS Fitzgerald: U.S. likely to bar Japan investigators from interviewing warship crew, official says

Peace and Freedom

Reuters

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By Tim Kelly | TOKYO

The United States will likely bar Japanese investigators from interviewing USS Fitzgerald crew manning the guided missile destroyer when it was struck by a cargo ship in Japanese waters killing seven American sailors, a U.S. navy official said.

The Philippines-flagged container ship ACX Crystal and the U.S. warship collided at night just south of Tokyo Bay on June 17. The U.S. deaths were the greatest loss of life on a U.S. Navy vessel since the USS Cole was bombed by militants in Yemen’s Aden harbor in 2000. No one was hurt on the cargo ship.

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