No I didn't read the whole thing. who was at fault?
This investigation and report concerns the action of the crew after the collision.
No definitive answer to who is responsible, but...
"The U.S. Navy will relieve the USS Fitzgerald's commanding officer, executive officer and senior enlisted sailor for mistakes that lead to a deadly crash with a merchant ship on June 17...."
"They are among a dozen of the ship's crew who will face administrative action for their role in the collision. The investigation into what caused the crash continues, but it has so far determined that there was "plenty of evidence to determine that serious mistakes were made" by members of the crew, said Admiral William Moran, vice chief of staff of the Navy.
Because the investigation is ongoing, he could not say if the Fitzgerald was "solely responsible" for the collision with the ACX Crystal."
Thanks for the update, Old Salt.
Just my opinion, but I'm thinking the US investigation will focus more on was the collision preventable more than on who was at fault.