June 18, 2017
Many questions remain after the bodies of some of the missing U.S. navy sailors were found in crushed parts of the USS Fitzgerald.
As of Sunday, investigators are determining many factors including if equipment was functioning properly, which service members were on watch, and what actions could have been taken to prevent the crash.
The investigation comes after the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a merchant ship Saturday morning.
The seven missing sailors were found dead in flooded compartments of the ship, which suffered major damage from the impact.
On Sunday, officials identified the men as:
– Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia
– Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego
– Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut
– Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas
– Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California
– Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland
– Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio