VIDEO: Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Taking On Water – 7 Crew Missing After Collision
USS Fitzgerald Collision – Video Of Damage
Yokosuka, Japan – U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald is missing seven crew members and is taking on water after a collision with a Philippines container ship off of Yokosuka at around 2:30 AM local time on Saturday.
According to CBS News, the Fitzgerald is not under its own power and Japan is sending out tugs to retrieve the destroyer.
Japanese media is reporting that seven crew members are unaccounted for and at least one person was airlifted with injuries.
The ship that struck the Fitzgerald is a 21,000 ton Philippines container ship ACX Crystal, according to Daily Mail.
The full extent of damage and injuries is still being evaluated.
The USS Fitzgerald was commissioned in 1995 and is based in Yokosuka, Japan. The crew includes 23 officers, 24 chief petty officers, and 291 enlisted members of the Navy.
You can see video of the damage taken by NHK below, which shows extensive damage to the starboard side of the destroyer.
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