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National Transportation Safety Board faults US Navy for Fitzgerald collision

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WASHINGTON — Disorganization and a lack of situational awareness by the on-watch crew of the U.S. Navy destroyer Fitzgerald was the primary cause of the collision off Japan in June 2017 that claimed the lives of seven sailors, according to a new report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The report, which largely mirrors the Navy’s own report on the incident, found that the Fitzgerald was the vessel that was required to maneuver to avoid the collision, but failed to do so, the American investigative agency found. https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2020/09/03/national-transportation-safety-board-faults-us-navy-for-fitzgerald-collision/

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