Containership ACX Crystal Collides with U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald (4)

June 20, 2017

On June 20 (Japan Standard Time), the commander of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet announced that the bodies of the seven sailors who went missing during the collision between the containership ACX Crystal and the USS Fitzgerald have been repatriated to the United States.









NYK, the charterer of ACX Crystal, along with the shipowner, Dainichi Invest Corporation, and the vessel manager, again wishes to offer its sincerest condolences to the families and friends of those who so tragically lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them during this most difficult time. We also offer our hopes for a speedy recovery for those injured and still receiving medical care.

NYK is aware that the shipowner, ship manager, and crew are fully cooperating with the official investigation being conducted by the Japan Coast Guard, and as charterer, we continue to offer our support to this investigation and all parties involved.


Containership ACX Crystal Collides with U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald (3)

June 18, 2017

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.


Containership ACX Crystal Collides with U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald (2)

June 17, 2017

On June 17, 2017, at 17:00 (Japan Standard Time), the containership ACX Crystal arrived at the No.6 berth of Oi Terminal in Tokyo Bay. In the early morning hours of the same day, the containership had collided with the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald off the coast of Shimoda in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan.

Our deep thoughts and concerns go out to all injured and missing on the USS Fitzgerald.

NYK and the shipowner are fully cooperating with an investigation being conducted by the Japan Coast Guard. More information will be provided when known.


Containership ACX Crystal Collision with US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald

June 17, 2017

On June 17, 2017, about 01:30 Japan Standard Time, ACX Crystal, a containership chartered by NYK collided with US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald at 20km off the coast of Shimoda, Shizuoka prefecture in Japan.

There were no injuries on board ACX Crystal, or oil spill from the vessel, it is understood that, however, a couple of sailors of the USS Fitzgerald are missing according to the Japan Coast Guard. Our thoughts and deep concerns go out to all those directly affected.

NYK has established a Crisis-Management Headquarters, and fully cooperated with an investigation by the Japan Coast Guard together with the Shipowner.

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
Ship Charterer : NYK Line
Shipowner : DAINICHI-INVEST CORPORATION

We would like to express our sincere apologies to you and will notify you as soon as we have further information.


Containership "ACX Crystal". Image by NYK Group.


U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald.

NYK Line, press release