The Japanese Coast Guard and Self Defence Forces are searching for seven missing US Navy sailors, after the navy’s guided-missile destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship southwest of Yokosuka, Saturday.
Helicopters and ships have been deployed to aid the rescue operation. At least three people were injured in the incident. The USS Fitzgerald was tugged back to the Navy dock in Yokosuka.
The US Navy reported that the vessel’s commanding officer Bryce Benson was taken to hospital to receive treatment for injuries. He is reported to be in stable condition.
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