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Navy fires top two officers of US destroyer for collision that killed seven sailors

WASHINGTON — The commander and executive officer of a U.S. Navy destroyer were relieved from command as punishment for a collision with a container ship off Japan that killed seven sailors in June, one of the worst naval accidents in years, the Navy said Thursday. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, commander of the Fitzgerald, and Cmdr. Sean Babbitt,…

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