(AP/CBS Connecticut)   A sailor from Connecticut was one of seven sailors who were killed in the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan Saturday.  The Navy says Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh was from the Oakville section of Watertown.

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the Navy’s 7th Fleet, said one machinery room and two berthing areas for 116 crew members were severely damaged in the collision.  A Navy spokesman said the victims might have been killed by the impact of the collision or drowned in the flooding.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.  This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or reditributed.)







Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

Watch CBSN Live
CBS Entertainment
CBS Local App

Listen Live