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United States Destroyer, USS Fitzgerald, Involved In Collision

Unic Press UK: The United States Navy said that one of its destroyers collided with a merchant vessel while sailing in the southwest of Yokosuka, Japan.

“USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with a
merchant vessel at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, while operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. The USS Fitzgerald is under her own power, although her propulsion is limited. The USS Fitzgerald suffered damage on her starboard side above and below the waterline. The collision resulted in some flooding. The ship’s crew is responding to the casualty. The full extent of damage is being determined. The extent of number of personnel injuries is being determined.” (United States Navy: 16th June 2017)

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