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That, in turn, allowed them to estimate the size of the vessel—a freighter between 32 and 40 meters long—offering some of the first evidence of the type of transport ships used in this era.
The dismissals are the latest fallout from the four Navy accidents this year in the western Pacific, including two fatal crashes: the John S. McCain’s collision and the destroyer Fitzgerald’s collision with a freighter in June near Tokyo.
Nathan Carman was rescued seven days later by a passing freighter off the coast of Martha's Vineyard after being found floating in an emergency raft.
The freighter carried 2,925 tons of high explosives, including 246 tons of benzol, a highly flammable motor fuel, in drums lashed to its deck.
Less than a day after the Fitzgerald left its home port of Yokosuka, Japan, the ship was within sight of land around 1 a.m. on June 17 when officers on the bridge failed to realize how close their ship had come to a merchant freighter, the Crystal.
Behind the porch, four sunny rooms span the front of the house and share the same panorama of water, freighters and sailboats.
The bulk freighter named Jie Shun was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea, the warning said, with a North Korean crew and an unknown cargo shrouded by heavy tarps.
Jim Winton said the engines powered passenger trains, industrial plants, ocean freighters and military vessels - including the submarine the USS Cod.
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