USS Fitzgerald Collision: Japan Says First Distress Calls Took an Hour to Arrive

In this June 18, 2017 file photo, damaged section of the USS Fitzgerald is seen at the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo. The U.S. Navy has identified the seven sailors who died when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan on Saturday.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Japanese Coast Guard investigators are trying to figure out why it took nearly an hour for a distress call to be made after a U.S. destroyer suffered a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship last week, leaving seven American sailors dead.

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