A Filipino American sailor has been confirmed among the many useless after a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged service provider ship off the coast of Japan.
Seven sailors died when the Navy destroyer ship was in collision with the 30,000-ton ACX Crystal on Saturday.
Among the useless was Carlos Victor Sibayan of Chula Vista, California, who’s initially from Pasay City in Metro Manila.
The 23-year-old Fire Controlman 2nd Class had been within the Navy for 4 years, serving in Japan for the previous three.
Dozens of associates and kin have taken to his Facebook web page to pay tribute to the favored sailor.
Among them was college pal McKenzie Lynn Severn, who wrote: “Sweet Carlos I just heard the news. It was such a great honor to have known you, no matter how short the span. Thank you for all the laughs, you made high school that much better. Rest in peace. Make all the angels laugh too.”
Carlos, typically generally known as ‘Hitch’ got here from a household of service, along with his father not too long ago retiring from the navy.
He and 6 fellow sailors had been present in flooded berthing compartments after the collision to the south of Tokyo Bay.
“Unfortunately we don’t have the details regarding the conditions during their final moments, but hope that the investigation may shed some light on that matter,” US seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin mentioned at a press convention yesterday (Monday, June 19).
“At the same time, I want to express my most heartfelt appreciation to our Japanese allies for their swift support and assistance.”
Both the US Department of Defense and the Japanese Coast Guard are investigating.
The different fatalities have been recognized as:
Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia
Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California
Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut
Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas
Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland
Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio