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Fitzgerald collision hearing brings ship's ongoing radar problems into focus

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WASHINGTON — Faulty radar was a way of life on the USS Fitzgerald and was a key contributing cause for its collision with a merchant vessel June 2017 in the busy waters off the coast of Japan.

Those and other details about a chain of errors leading up to the deadly crash were revealed Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for two junior officers at the controls that night. It’s now up to a hearing officer to determine whether there’s enough evidence to try those officers in a court-martial and whether they should be held negligently responsible for the deaths of seven sailors. https://www.stripes.com/fitzgerald-collision-hearing-brings-ship-s-ongoing-radar-problems-into-focus-1.526518

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