US Navy destroyer hit by accident in Japan with merchant vessel

Guwahati/ 17th June’2017(Prag News Desk): US Navy destroyer hit by accident with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel while moving towards the south of Tokyo Bay in Japan on Saturday morning.

At least three crew members of US Navy destroyer are injured during collapse while other seven are missing said US Navy.

The Japanese Coast Guard officials said that US Navy ship was undergo in the sea but was not seen in danger of sinking on the other while the merchant vessel was able to sail under its own power.

The US Navy said in a statement that collided with a merchant vessel is nearly about 2:30 am which is a rare incident on a busy waterway.

The US Fitzgerald and the Japanese Coast Guard were searching for seven missing sailors during the accident. The ship was damaged to some extent.

 

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