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    Flooding in USS Fitzgerald After Collision With Philippine Vessel Stabilized

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    The flooding occurred in the USS Fitzgerald following the warship hit a Philippine merchant vessel off the Japanese coast has been stabilized, the Navy said.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Navy said that three sailors have been injured as result of the collision while seven sailors were still unaccounted for and the Japanese Coast Guard continued to search for them.

    ​The collision occurred at roughly 2:30 a.m. local time on Saturday southwest of the Japanese city of Yokosuka.

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