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Yokosuka-based Aegis destroyer collides with Japanese tugboat

  • November 19, 2017
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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Sunday’s Sankei, Yomiuri, and Tokyo Shimbun reported briefly in their city news sections on a 7th Fleet announcement on Saturday that the USS Benfold collided with a Japanese tugboat while they were engaged in towing training together in Sagami Bay. The Navy has launched a probe to determine the cause of the mishap and learn the scope of damage to the destroyer. No crewmembers of either vessel were injured.

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