Navy confirms injuries aboard USS Fitzgerald

The Navy is requesting a head count after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship and took on water off the coast of Japan.
1:58 | 06/17/17

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We begin would that breaking headline a US navy destroyer colliding with a vessel off the coast of Japan. There are injuries reported on the US destroyer and sailors who are unaccounted for. Medevac are being sent in and these are the first images coming in the deck of the USS FitzGerald mangled after a crash with a container ship. About 730 feet long the US navy requesting help from the Japanese Coast Guard. They are conducting a head count tonight aboard that US destroyer amid reports the ship is also taking on water. We begin here with late developments ABC's back up and starting us off. Tonight the US navy is conforming injuries and the Japanese Coast Guard says several are missing. From the USS FitzGerald Japanese TV showing the destroyers mangled midsection the rescue crews on the deck and then. These medevac the navy says the ship is limping to port at just three knots those red roses a period to be pumping saltwater. Of the belly of the ship. The video that we're seeing shows that this ship is clearly in danger it's taking on water it's low in the water line the seven fleet saying the collision happened in open water. 56 nautical miles southwest division based in you cruise go Japan. The navy says its destroyer collided with the ACX crystal. A container ship well over two football fields long and the bigger of the two ships. Both ships are supposed to get out of each other's way but in general the larger ship would have the right of way. The larger the ship the harder it is to steer so let's get the Mac up and with a slot tonight Matt what do we know what the condition of those sailors on the ship and concerned about the destroyer taking on water. David there is mounting concern over those sailors were reported missing. The navy says it is scrambling to determine what happened. We go at least one sailor has been medevac from the ship which is in such bad shape both above and below the water line that. Two tugboats had been dispatched. By the navy to help it live back to shore dated. All right we'll continue to fall is into the night Matt Gutman thank you.

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