Seven missing after USS Fitzgerald collides with merchant ship off Japan

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Rescuers search for crew as destroyer’s captain airlifted to hospital after incident 62 miles off the coast

Seven US navy sailors are missing and three others are being treated for injuries after their destroyer collided with a container ship off the east coast of Japan on Saturday morning.

US and Japanese rescue teams were continuing their search for the missing crew members – who have not been named – more than 12 hours after the USS Fitzgerald collided with the ACX Crystal, a Philippine-registered container ship, about 62 miles (100km) south-west of the military port city of Yokosuka.

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