Fishing crew details mistaken attack by destroyer

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A commercial fisherman was packing the afternoon’s catch of red grouper and triggerfish into the hold of his 35-foot boat when he heard the first round hit.

It landed with a thunderclap in the Atlantic Ocean about 75 feet from his vessel, which had been fishing roughly 48 miles off the North Carolina coast. The round kicked up a splash large enough to soak the deck and canopy. The impact jarred the boat.

Click here to read the full account of the Aug. 17 case of mistaken identity.