The Wall Street JournalIn USS Fitzgerald Disaster, Signs of History Repeating

Jun 19, 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

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TOKYO—In late 1985, a U.S. Navy frigate was sailing in the dark near Yokosuka port in Japan when it was hit by a Philippine-registered freighter, tearing a large gash in its right side. The collision, which caused only minor injuries, bears an uncanny resemblance to the deadly impact in the predawn hours Saturday of the USS Fitzgerald, a destroyer, and a Philippine-flagged cargo...

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Analysis: In USS Fitzgerald Disaster, Signs of History Repeating

More than 30 years before the USS Fitzgerald disaster, a U.S. Navy ship was in an eerily similar collision