US warship sustains minor damage after tug drifts off Japan

US warship sustains minor damage after tug drifts off JapanAn 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. The incident came as Japanese and US forces take part in a 10-day joint naval drill until November 26 in a show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions dominated US President Donald Trump’s recent Asia trip.



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