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Container ship T-bones US Navy Destroyer

Saturday June 17th
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The ACX Crystal, a container ship, collided with the USS Fitzgerald 100 kilometers Southwest of Yokosuka Japan, home of the 7th fleet. U.S. and Japanese vessels and aircraft were searching Saturday for seven American sailors

The USS Fitzgerald’s captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, was airlifted early Saturday to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka and was in stable condition with a head injury, the Navy said. Two other crew members suffered cuts and bruises and were evacuated. It was unclear how many others may have been hurt. The U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement that the crash damaged two berthing spaces, a machinery room and the radio room. Most of the more than 200 sailors aboard would have been asleep in their berths at the time of the pre-dawn crash. More information as Japanese and American officials investigate.

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