Bodies of 7 missing sailors have been recovered

An investigation is underway into why a massive cargo ship made a giant u-turn that caused the deadly collision with the USS Fitzgerald.
2:15 | 06/18/17

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And now to new information about the collision between a carrier and a Navy ship. The Navy revealing today, several bodies of the seven missing sailors have been recovered. Their ship virtually gutted as most of the crew slept. Tonight, why no one detected the danger. Here's Matt Gutman. Reporter: Tonight, the horrifying final moments for those sailors aboard the uss Fitzgerald. The destroyer, "t"-boned in the middle of the night, immediately flooding the cramped compartments where more than 100 of the crew sleep. The water flow was tremendous. So, there wasn't a lot of time in those spaces that were open to the sea. Reporter: The Navy telling ABC news divers found several sailors in the flooded wreck. And officially calling off the search for survivors. They had to fight the ship to keep it above the surface and, so, it was traumatic. Reporter: One of the missing Dakota Rigsby. His local fire department asking for thoughts and prayers. Brayden harden made a quick escape, his mother tells ABC news, as the ship was nearly torn in half. He was one of hundreds heroically scrambling to keep the surging seawater from sinking the ship. The Navy saying it will launch at least two investigations into what happened just outside Tokyo harbor. We are going to cooperate with all the stakeholders in this, especially with the Japanese. But we will get those answers. Reporter: Multiple maritime trackers show the acx crystal cargo ship making that giant "u"-turn just 25 minutes before colliding with the uss Fitzgerald. Still no response from the ship's owners after multiple requests from ABC news asking about that sharp turn. The company only saying that they are cooperating with the investigation. The Navy saying there were watchmen on patrol that night as the 30,000-ton container ship's bulbous bow smashed directly into crew living quarters. A sailor told me, in addition to patrol officers on the deck round the clock, the ship also has tactical watch officers monitoring its radar 24/7, making this collision all the more mystifying. Cecilia? Matt, thank you.

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