Multiple injuries as US Navy destroyer crashes into trade ship near Japanese coast – report (Asian drivers)

Multiple injuries as US Navy destroyer crashes into trade ship near Japanese coast – report
The USS Fitzgerald and a merchant vessel have collided southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, according to a US Pacific Fleet spokesman. US sailors reportedly called the Japanese coast guard for assistance.

One injured sailor was being evacuated from the US ship by a Japanese Coast Guard helicopter, the US Navy reported.

A US official could not confirm any reports of missing US personnel, but Japanese public TV channel NHK reported seven US sailors missing, and one injured, according to the Japanese Coast Guard.

The Japanese Coast Guard identified the commercial ship as a Philippine container vessel, Sputnik news agency reported.

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