Water is spilling into the shaft of the Navy after the vessel collided with a commercial vessel off the coast of the sea of Japan just before dawn this morning. At least seven sailors missing.
CNN quoted a us Navy officials said at about 0230 a.m. June 17 (local time), the destroyer USS Fitzgerald has requested the assistance of the sea of Japan Coast Guard after the collision in the way Japan’s Yokosuka 56 nautical miles.
After receiving the signal requested assistance of the US fleet, the axis forces defending the coast of Japan were present at the scene of the collision and are determining the extent of the damage and the injury of two ships.
“The USS Fitzgerald was damaged on the starboard side and sank down draught. The collision causes spill water into the vessel, “the Navy said in a statement.
A Washington officials anonymity told the Independent that the USS Fitzgerald shaft was damaged after a collision, the water overflows into and this Board cannot be self-propelled.
NHK broadcast the picture shows starboard side by a large dent Fitzgerald, the right front of the control tower was badly damaged.
Coast Guard forces Japan confirmed the seven members on the USS Fitzgerald are missing after the incident. Meanwhile, a U.s. official told Reuters that the work of counting people on Board was still going on, we have yet to confirm about the missing sailor.
The Navy said one sailor on Board was seriously injured and was being evacuated by helicopter of the Japan Coast Guard.
According to NHK, commercial ships collided with USS Fitzgerald was the ship ACX Crystal of Philippines, 222 m long Ship was on its way. cargo to Tokyo.
The spokesman of the Philippine Coast Guard said he knew about the accident is complete without the details, the collision did not occur in the waters of the Philippines.
Tugboats and other facilities of the US Navy, which included a plane, on its way to the scene. The White House is watching closely the incident.
The destroyer USS Fitzgerald guided missile Arleigh Burke-class, have payrolls nearly 330 sailors. The process of upgrading and repair this ships completed feedback February at a cost of 21 million dollars.
USS Fitzgerald was deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, on missions to support peace and security in the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean.
Close-up of dark destroyer USS Fitzgerald front of Us destroyers USS Arleigh Burke class Fitzgerald, featured weapons strength is vertical missile launch system includes 90 Standard missile launchers, the Tomahawk cruise missile.