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UPDATE: Sailors' bodies located : Destroyer named after Middlesex native

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UPDATE:  The bodies of the seven missing American sailors have been located. In a Navy statement, the bodies will be transferred to a military hospital for identification.

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) - The U.S. Navy says the American sailors went missing after a collision between a Navy destroyer and a huge cargo ship in the sea off Japan.
    
The Navy says it remains uncertain how long it will take to gain access to the spaces inside the damaged destroyer in order to methodically search for the missing crew members.   
Aircraft and vessels have been looking for the missing personnel since the two ships crashed in the pre-dawn hours Saturday.   
The U.S.S. Fitzgerald is back at its home port in Yokosuka Naval Base south of Tokyo, with extensive damage to its hull.   
The Navy says the ship was damaged above and below the water line.
Investigators now face trying to determine how a sophisticated U.S. warship collided with a container ship four times its size.

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The U.S.S. Fitzgerald destroyer was named after Lieutenant William Fitzgerald from Middlesex, Vermont. Fitzgerald was killed in action during the Vietnam War in 1967.

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