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    The guided missile destroyer Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel just southwest of Yokosuka Japan at around 230 a.m. local time on Friday according to a Navy release.

    In a brief written statement U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii said the Navy has requested assistance from the Japanese Coast Guard the Associated Press reported.

    The statement said Friday that the USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant ship 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. A U.S. defense official said there is flooding in three compartments of the Fitzgerald and there were injuries.

    Pacific Fleet said the extent of injuries and damage to the Fitzgerald are "being determined," and the incident is under investigation, according to the Associated Press.

    https://www.navytimes.com/articles/u...-merchant-ship

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      I'm a wee bit afraid this could be an attack.

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      • #4
        Why don't you drive your Puerto Rican Camaro over there and see what's up tough guy?

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        • #5
          2:30 AM and no idea about the weather. That said, with all the navigational equipment including top line radar, someone's in deep shit. The Navy frowns upon their ships running into things.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FreakShowFanatic View Post
            Why don't you drive your Puerto Rican Camaro over there and see what's up tough guy?
            To Japan?

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            • #7
              Holy shit, this is not good

              https://streamable.com/fix0t

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              • #8
                Wow, I assume there was a death or two?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hawkfan8812 View Post
                  Wow, I assume there was a death or two?
                  Injuries reported no fatal, but maybe, other ship involved


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                  • #10
                    Philippine flagged, could be ISIS or accident

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Captquint View Post

                      To Japan?
                      I gave you your mission. Report back when you have completed the task.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FreakShowFanatic View Post

                        I gave you your mission. Report back when you have completed the task.
                        You drinking?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Captquint View Post
                          Philippine flagged, could be ISIS or accident
                          I'm sure an accident. If it was that ship, would explain the damage up high on the forecastle.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by WTexasCrude View Post

                            I'm sure an accident. If it was that ship, would explain the damage up high on the forecastle.
                            Sounds fishy to me

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