US navy destroyer crashes with a trade ship near Japanese city
June 17, Tokyo: An American navy ship the USS Fitzgerald. collided with a Japanese merchant vessel, near the coast of Yokosuka, a US Pacific Fleet Spokesperson said early Saturday morning.
According to him, Seven US Navy sailors are missing and at least two are injured, including the commander of the USS Fitzgerald. He further added that the US sailors have reportedly called the Japanese Coast Guard for assistance.
"There are seven Sailors unaccounted for; the ship and the Japanese Coast Guard continues to search for them," the US 7th Fleet has confirmed. The same account was previously reported by the Japanese Coast Guard to Japanese public TV channel NHK.
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