To the southwest of the Japanese city of Yokosuka was a clash of the USS Fitzgerald and a merchant vessel ACX Crystal, which went under the flag of the Philippines, reports Reuters.
The press service of the US Navy reports that the incident was wounded the captain of the destroyer Bryce Benson and two sailors.
Seven sailors are currently missing. Conducted search operation is connected to the Japanese coast guard.
After the incident, the destroyer continued to move on their own, despite all the damage and partial flooding.
Merchant ship serious damages have not received.