Containership ACX Crystal collides with U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald (3)

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 20-06-2017        Tweet

TOKYO : According to the official announcement from the Commander, U.S.7th Fleet, it is announced that a number of Sailors' bodies that were missing from the collision between the containership ACX Crystal chartered by NYK and USS Fitzgerald have been found.

Our deep thoughts and concerns go out to the families and friends of those who have so tragically lost their lives on the USS Fitzgerald and our hopes for a speedy recovery for those injured and in hospital following the collision.

ACX Crystal started unloading from 8:30 Japan Standard Time on 18th June at Oi Terminal in Tokyo Port and will finish unloading 18:00 on the same day. She will arrive at the Minami-Honmoku Terminal in Yokohama Port in the morning on 19th June and start unloading at 8:00 Japan Standard Time on the same day. NYK and the shipowner are fully cooperating with an investigation being conducted by the Japan Coast Guard. More information will be provided when known.

Principal Particulars for ACX Crystal, Gross Tonnage (G/T): 29,093 tonnes, Length Overall: 222.60 meters, Flag: Republic of the Philippines, Built: In 2008, Captain: Ronald Advincula, Crew: 20 seafarers (All Filipino), Cargo: General cargo