( CNN) All seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in inundated berthing compartments following the warship’s crash with a merchant boat, a US Navy official tells CNN.

The Navy’s 7th Fleet mentioned searchers determined the bodies Sunday morning Japan time after the ship returned to its base in Japan.

“The households are being notified and being provided the support they need during this difficult time. The names of the sailors will be released after all notifications are construct, ” the Navy said in a statement without identify the number of bodies that had been recovered.