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17 June, 2017 14:25

Seven sailors missing, three injured after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with container ship

Seven sailors are missing and three injured after a U.S. Navy destroyer collided early on Saturday morning with a Philippine-flagged container ship south of Tokyo Bay in Japan, the U.S. Navy said.

The Japanese Coast Guard said the destroyer was experiencing some flooding but was not in danger of sinking, while the merchant vessel was able to sail under its own power.

The U.S. Navy said in a statement the USS Fitzgerald, an Aegis guided missile destroyer, collided with a merchant vessel at about 2:30 a.m. local time (1730 GMT), some 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, a rare incident on a busy waterway.

Three aboard the destroyer had been medically evacuated, including the ship's commanding officer, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who was reportedly in stable condition after being airlifted to the U.S. Naval Hospital on the Yokosuka base, the Navy said.

The other two injured were transferred to the hospital to treat lacerations and bruises, it said. The Fitzgerald, the Japanese Coast Guard and Maritime Self-Defense Force were searching for the seven missing sailors.

Benson took command of the Fitzgerald on May 13. He had previously commanded a minesweeper based in Sasebo in western Japan, as reported by Reuters.

Trump-Kim summit: US president and North Korea leader sign document after meeting

12 June, 2018 , 11:42

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an unspecified document that Mr. Trump described as “important” and “comprehensive,” to conclude their meetings in Singapore. M

UK government says recognition of Abkhazia, S. Ossetia is not acceptable

31 May, 2018 , 10:29

The government of the United Kingdom released a statement about recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia’s two occupied regions, as independent states by Syria. “Georgia’s military interventio

US condemns recognition of Georgia’s occupied regions by Syria

31 May, 2018 , 10:26

The United States on Wednesday condemned Syria’s decision to recognize two breakaway regions in Georgia, saying it fully supported Georgia’s independence and reiterating its call for Russia to withdraw troops

Syria’s decision will not change firm position of international community - James Appathurai

30 May, 2018 , 10:18

Syria’s decision on recognition of so-called independence of Georgia’s two occupied regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia will not change the firm position of international community — James Appathurai,

Members of NATO Parliamentary Assembly expressed support to Georgia`s integration into NATO

29 May, 2018 , 10:19

In a declaration at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Spring Session the lawmakers expressed support to Georgia’s integration into the North Atlantic Alliance. The document, adopted at the end of the Spring S

The massage frankly this morning is that America’s support for Georgia remains strong and steadfast and we’ll continue to do so - Mike Pompeo

22 May, 2018 , 10:23

The massage frankly this morning is that America’s support for Georgia remains strong and steadfast and we’ll continue to do so, – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the regarding statement a

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