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US Navy ship collides with merchant ship

AP  |  Washington 

The US military says a Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of and says there have been injuries.

In a brief written statement, US Pacific Fleet in Hawaii said the Navy has requested assistance from the Japanese Coast Guard.


It said yesterday that USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant ship 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka,

A US defense official said there is flooding in three compartments of the Fitzgerald and there were injuries. Pacific Fleet said the extent of injuries and damage to the Fitzgerald are "being determined," and the incident is under investigation.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 03:13 IST
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