#BREAKING: #USNavy #USSFitzgerald involved in collision. More to follow - https://t.co/H3ivRgIh65 (File photo) pic.twitter.com/V1XEUxLt84— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) June 16, 2017
Reuters: U.S. Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel near Japan
A U.S. Navy destroyer has collided with a merchant vessel southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, the U.S. Navy said on Friday.
In a statement, the Navy said the USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka and the extent of injuries to U.S. personnel "is being determined."
It added that the Navy had requested the assistance of the Japanese Coast Guard.
Japan's NHK public television website said that the commercial vessel is a Philippines container ship and that the destroyer had suffered some flooding and was "unable to operate".
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Update: NHK is reporting 7 US sailors are missing (link here).