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A fatal collision between a U.S. destroyer and a Philippine container ship off the Izu Peninsula in 2017 was caused by U.S. crewmen failing to follow lookout protocols, Japan’s transport safety authorities concluded Thursday.

A report by the Japan Transport Safety Board said the watch team on the USS Fitzgerald was unable to figure out the intentions or actions of the ACX Crystal because it was concentrating on another vessel in the vicinity. Additionally, radar information about the Philippine ship was incomplete.

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