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2017 August 16 - 22 [US FORCES]

Another Yokosuka-based USS Aegis destroyer collides with commercial ship

August 22, 2017
Yet another USS Aegis destroyer based in Yokosuka Port in Kanagawa collided with a commercial ship, causing five injuries. Ten seamen are missing.

According to the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, the USS John S. McCain on August 21 collided with a Liberian-registered tanker in the Malacca Straits off Singapore.

It was only last month that another Yokosuka-based Aegis destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a container vessel off the coast of Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka, killing seven crewmembers. The 7th Fleet has already had four accidents involving Aegis ships this year.

Past related article:
> US military refuses to cooperate in investigating collision between Japanese freighter and US destroyer [June 20, 2017]

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