According to the official announcement from the Commander, U.S.7th Fleet, it is announced that a number of Sailors' bodies that were missing from the collision between the containership ACX Crystal chartered by NYK and USS Fitzgerald have been found today.
Our deep thoughts and concerns go out to the families and friends of those who have so tragically lost their lives on the USS Fitzgerald and our hopes for a speedy recovery for those injured and in hospital following the collision.
ACX Crystal started unloading from 8:30 Japan Standard Time on 18th June at Oi Terminal in Tokyo Port and will finish unloading 18:00 on the same day. She will arrive at the Minami-Honmoku Terminal in Yokohama port in the morning on 19th June and start unloading at 8:00 Japan Standard Time on the same day.
NYK and the shipowner are fully cooperating with an investigation being conducted by the Japan Coast Guard. More information will be provided when known.
Principal Particulars for ACX Crystal
Gross Tonnage (G/T): 29,093 tons
Length Overall: 222.60 meters
Flag: Republic of the Philippines
Built: In 2008
Captain: Ronald Advincula
Crew: 20 seafarers (All Filipino)
Cargo: General cargo
About NYK Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha is one of the world's leading transportation companies. At the end of March 2017, the NYK Group was operating 799 major ocean vessels, as well as fleets of planes and trucks. The company's shipping fleet includes 372 bulk carriers, 111 car carriers, 97 containerships (including semi-containerships), 70 LNG carriers (including those owned by equity method affiliates), 63 tankers, 43 wood-chip carriers, one cruise ship, and 42 other ships (including multipurpose and project cargo vessels). NYK's revenue in fiscal 2016 exceeded $17 billion, and as a group NYK employs about 36,000 people worldwide. NYK is based in Tokyo and has regional headquarters in London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Sao Paulo.
Ship Charterer: NYK Line
Shipowner: DAINICHI-INVEST CORPORATION