How Could The Navy Destroyer Collision Happen?

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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan.

How could an advanced combatant crash into a container ship in the middle of the ocean? Investigators begin to look for clues about what happened.

(Image credit: MC1 Peter Burghart/U.S. Navy)