US warship damaged off Japan during joint navy drills aimed at North Korea

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The USS Benfold was participating in a scheduled towing exercise when the latest in a spate of incidents involving US navy vessels took place

An American warship has been damaged after a tug boat drifted into the destroyer during a drill off Japan, according to the US navy, the latest in a spate of incidents in Asia.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Sagami Bay on Saturday when the Japanese tug lost propulsion, according to the US 7th Fleet.

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