Japan: Rescue op underway to find 7 missing US Navy sailors following collision

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.

Credit: NTV

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18 thoughts on “Japan: Rescue op underway to find 7 missing US Navy sailors following collision

  1. I thought Trump was going to do a better job at making us look badass. Meanwhile I'll vote for Putin not ISIS-CIA-Isreal-Clinton-Obama-Republicunt'svsDemocant's.

  2. The officers and seamen on watch in radar and on the bridge will be cashiered out of the Navy. There is no excuse for a man of war colliding with a 700' long, 100' high, 38,000 ton vessel on the open sea.

  3. LOL i just remembered the joke about the US navy and the Irish Light house
    Halo here is the US NAVY get of the way
    No Here is the Light house YOU GET OUT OF THE WAY

  4. the wolves of the sea may had eaten them ha ha ha
    i was just woried that no nato american brirish pirates criminals killers was killed yesterday but now ir is good news

  5. American´s maybe fake it, to come near to North Korea and attacked. NORTH KOREA WATCH OUT. TRICKY AMERICANS IN THE WAY.

  6. my dears friends American
    there is no reason to be there ..
    united state shows its weakness
    only good for nothing

  7. Steal technology can't even handle with a simple cargo ship
    if you can't even handle this
    how could you evade a Russian anti-ship missile flying very low at the sea level …
    where the is the stealth technology

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