USS Fitzgerald involved in collision along with merchant vessel

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Seven ALL OF US sailors are missing after the particular USS Fitzgerald smashed into the 21, 000 ton cargo deliver, according to a Japanese information outlet.  

In a statement, the particular US Navy said the destroyer crashed into Phillippines container deliver ACX Crystal 56 nautical kilometers southwest of Yokosuka, off the particular coast of Japan, around two: 30am local time.

A ALL OF US defense official confirmed the destroyer suffered flooding in three spaces.

According to Japanese broadcaster NHK, anyone is injured and 7 are unaccounted for.  

The USS Fitzgerald, a Navy destroyer, collided with a merchant vessel around 2:30am local time southwest of Yokosuka, off the coast of Japan, suffering damage to the right hull (pictured)

The USS Fitzgerald, a Navy blue destroyer, collided with a vendor vessel around 2: 30am nearby time southwest of Yokosuka, away the coast of Japan, struggling damage to the right hull (pictured)

The destroyer crashed into a commercial vessel is a Philippines container ship, ACX Crystal, and suffered flooding in three compartments (damage pictured above)

The destroyer damaged into a commercial vessel can be a Philippines container ship, ACX Crystal, and suffered flooding within three compartments (damage pictured above)

Footage taken from the crash by NHK shows harm to the right aspect of the hull from the 505-foot destroyer.

Video also captured the person in a stretcher getting adopted to a helicopter through the deck from the USS Fitzgerald.  

Following the collision, the Navy blue requested the assistance of japan Coast Guard.  

The 7th Navy revealed that the ship can be proceeding back to her house port of Yokosuka under the girl own power, tugs in path to assist.

According to Japanese broadcaster NHK, one person is injured and seven are unaccounted for (damage pictured above)

According to Japanese broadcaster NHK, anyone is injured and seven are usually unaccounted for (damage pictured above)

 The USS Fitzgerald (pictured in August 2012) was commissioned in 1995 and is based in Yokosuka, according to the Navy

 The USS Fitzgerald (pictured in August 2012) was entrusted in 1995 and is dependent in Yokosuka, according to the particular Navy

The USS Fitzgerald was entrusted in 1995 and is located in Yokosuka, according to the Navy blue.  

Its crew includes roughly 23 officers, 24

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