Monday 19th of February 2018

Follow Us

Breaking News

US Navy destroyer collides with vessel off Japanese coast, 7 sailors missing

 Washington/Tokyo, June 17 (IBNS) : Seven Navy sailors were missing and the captain and at least two others were injured after a U.S. destroyer collied with a container ship collided off the coast of Japan on Saturday early morning, the U.S. Navy said.

 

"USS Fitzerald  (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel June 17 about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka,Japan," the US Navy posted on its twitter page.

 

According to media reports, rescuers were searching for the missing sailors who were thought to have been thrown into the sea or possibly trapped inside damaged sections of the destroyer.

 

The reports quoted Japanese coast guard spokesman Yoshihito Nakamura as saying that none of the crew of the container ship was reported injured.

 

Footage from the Japanese TV network NHK showed Navy crew members working to pump water from flooded sections of the mid-right side of the USS Fitzgerald. The Navy's 7th Fleet said flooding was stabilized and sailors from the USS Dewey came aboard to assist in damage control.

 

The ship's captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, was airlifted to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka and was in stable condition, the 7th Fleet said in a statement.

 

Two other crew suffered cuts and bruises and were evacuated, it said.

 

It was unclear how many others may have been hurt.

 

 

Key words : Fitzerald,USDestroyer,CollisionContainerShip,SailorsMissing,YokosukaJapan

Related Americas News

Trump blames FBI’s focus on Russia probe for Florida school shooting

 Washington,Feb 18:-- US President Donald Trump has criticized the FBI for the recent mass shooting in a Florida high school, saying the agency was too preoccupied with the ongoing probe into the alleged Russia meddling in the 2016 election.   The FBI admitted it had failed to stop a gunma....

Mexican interior minister survives chopper crash, toll rises to 13

 Mexico City,(Fast Mail):-- Thirteen people were killed after a military helicopter crashed in southern Mexico following an earthquake in the region, prosecutors in Oaxaca State said Saturday.   Twelve people died at the scene of the crash and another person later died in hospital. Fifteen....

US using 'large sticks' to convince N Korea to give up nukes: Tillerson

 Washington,Feb 18:-- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that the United States is using "large sticks" instead of carrots to convince North Korea to give up nuclear weapons.   "We're not using a carrot to convince them to talk. We're using large sticks. And that i....

Haiti: UN determined to support authorities in strengthening rule of law

 UN,Feb 17,(Fast Mail):-- Ms. Keita, who took up her post last September, traveled to Haiti from 5 to 9 February to support the efforts of the new UN Mission for the Support of Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), to discuss the Mission’s mandate with the Haitian Government and other partners, a....

UN chief expresses ‘profound sadness’ at Florida gun massacre

 UN,Feb 16,(Fast Mail):-- “It is wrenching to see so many young lives cut short – in a place where students should feel safe – as well as so many families torn apart, and yet another community thrown into shock,” Mr. Guterres wrote to Governor Rick Scott and US Permanent....

Links
Contact
Editor :
Jagadananda Pradhan
Email :
fastmailmedia@gmail.com
fastmail@yahoo.com
Mob :(+91) 9437155542
Ph : 06764 223911
Contact Us
© 2015 Fast Mail Media Pvt Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Developed by : FM Media Pvt Ltd.