(WXYZ) - The U.S. Navy has released the names of the seven American sailors who went missing after a ship crash, 56 miles off the coast of Japan.
Their bodies were discovered yesterday on the heavily damaged U.S. navy ship.
The sailors disappeared when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine container ship.
The collision tore a gash down the middle of the navy ship, and three compartments flooded.
The bodies were taken to the Naval Hospital Yokosuka to be identified.
Their names are:
-Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia (Gunner's Mate Seaman)
-Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California (Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo)
-Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut (Sonar Technician, 3rd Class)
-Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas (Gunner's Mate, 2nd Class)
-Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California (Fire Controlman, 2nd Class)
-Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland (Personnel Specialist, 1st Class)
-Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio (Fire Controlman, 1st Class)
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