US warship starts to sink off coast of Japan after colliding with merchant ship

US warship starts to sink off coast of Japan after colliding with merchant shipThe U.S. Navy said on Friday one of its destroyers collided with a merchant vessel southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, and a U.S. official said initial reports indicated multiple injuries aboard the destroyer. Japan’s public broadcaster NHK showed aerial footage of the destroyer, which had a large dent in the right side of the ship. Images broadcast by NHK showed the U.S. ship has been struck on its starboard side next to its Aegis radar arrays behind its vertical launch tubes.



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