BREAKING: US Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Vessel Off Japan, 7 Reported Missing (VIDEO)

US Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Vessel Off Japan, 7 Reported Missing

Saturday, a U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant vessel off of the coast of Japan. The incident involved the USS Fitzgerald and occurred at around 2:30AM local time, 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan.

The Hill reports:

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship Saturday morning local time off the coast of Japan, U.S. 7th Fleet said in a news release.

Citing the Japanese Coast Guard, Japanese news agency NHK reportedthat seven crew members aboard the U.S. destroyer were missing and one was injured after the collision.

The 7th Fleet continues to update press around the world via Twitter:

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