Friday, June 23, 2017

Freighter Was On Autopilot When It Hit US Destroyer

Freighter Was On Autopilot When It Hit US Destroyer: The deadly collision between a U.S. destroyer and a container ship June 17 took place while the freighter was on autopilot, according to Navy officials.

The Philippines-flagged cargo ship ACX Crystal was under control of a computerized navigation system that was steering and guiding the container vessel, according to officials familiar with preliminary results of an ongoing Navy investigation.

Investigators so far found no evidence the collision was deliberate.

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