‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

  • In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, area residents watch the transport vessel Transshelf carry the damaged USS Fitzgerald, the U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June 2017 collision off Japan, up the Pascagoula River in Pascagoula, Miss. Survivors and descendants of those killed when a container ship collided with the U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast are suing the ship’s Japanese charterer, according to a lawsuit filed Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, that details the survivors’ scramble for safety as water rushed in. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit filed Monday details a desperate scramble for safety as water rushed in when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast two years ago, killing seven sailors.

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