Friday, June 16, 2017

U.S. Naval Vessel Collides With Merchant Ship Southwest of Japan - NBC News

U.S. Naval Vessel Collides With Merchant Ship Southwest of Japan - NBC News: A U.S. Navy vessel collided with a merchant ship southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, on Friday, and officials were trying to determine whether everyone is accounted for and the extent of the injuries.

Some flooding was reported aboard the USS Fitzgerald, a 505-foot destroyer, after the collision with a Philippine container vessel at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday local time (1:30 p.m. ET Friday), about 56 nautical miles of Yokosuka, the U.S. 7th Fleet said.

"The extent of number of personnel injuries is being determined,” the Fleet said in a statement. The Navy was working with the Coast Guard to conduct a medevac for one sailor, the Fleet said.

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