17 Jun '17, 2am

Seven sailors missing, commander injured after USS Fitzgerald collides with merchant ship

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Seven sailors are missing and three more, including the commanding officer, were confirmed injured after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel early Saturday off the coast of Japan. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who took the helm of the Yokosuka-based destroyer last month, is in stable condition after being evacuated by helicopter to a naval hospital in Yokosuka, Navy officials said. The other two injured sailors, who received lacerations and bruises, were flown to the same hospital, 7th Fleet announced on its Facebook page. <element> In a tweet Saturday morning, President sent out his condolences to the ship's crew and their families as well as thanking Japan for its help in the accident. The collision happened about 2:30 a.m. Saturday about 64 miles southwest of Yokosuka near the Izu Peninsula, a Navy statement said. The Fitzgerald was dam...

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PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), aided by tug boats, returned to Yokosuka at 6:15 p.m. this evening. Appro...

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PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- Search and rescue efforts continue by U.S. and Japanese aircraft and surface vessels in the hopes ...

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The destroyer Fitzgerald, mangled from a rare, harrowing collision while at sea, returned to its home port of Yokosuka, Ja...

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