US navy destroyer collides with merchant ship off coast of Japan

Navy says USS Fitzgerald collided with merchant vessel 56 nautical miles south-west of Yokosuka and extent of injuries to personnel ‘is being determined’

A US navy destroyer has collided with a merchant vessel southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, the navy said on Friday.

In a statement, the navy said the USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel 56 nautical miles south-west of Yokosuka and the extent of injuries to US personnel “is being determined.“

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