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NAVY DESTROYER USS FITZGERALD COLLIDES WITH PHILIPPINE MERCHANT SHIP OFF JAPAN: 7 SAILORS MISSING

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( Daily Mail ) Rescuers are searching for seven US Sailors thought to be lost at sea or trapped inside a damaged Navy destroyer which collided with a 29,000 ton cargo ship 56 miles off the coast of Japan Saturday.

The guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald suffered severe damage when the container ship ACX Crystal – which is four times the size of the naval vessel – plowed into it at 2.30am local time.

Aerial footage shows the crushed exterior of the 9,000 ton $1.5billion destroyer which is commanded by Commander Bryce Benson, who took over in May.

Japanese coast guard spokesman Yoshihito Nakamura said the rescuers are searching for the seamen who were thought to have been thrown into the sea or possibly trapped inside damaged sections of the destroyer. Two crew berthings and one engineering main space have been flooded.

Three aboard the destroyer were medically evacuated, including the ship’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Benson, who was reportedly in stable condition after being airlifted to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, the Navy said.

The other two injured were transferred to the hospital for lacerations and bruises, while other injuries were being assessed, it said.

‘It was a was real fight by crew to keep the ship afloat. Our concerns now are with ship mates; seven sailors missing and 2 evacuees. When the news came we were all focused on the safety of or ship and the crew,’ a naval spokesman in Yokosuka told DailyMail.com. ‘We at the base are still reeling from the events.’

 

Read more: Seven sailors missing feared dead after $1.5bn US Navy destroyer collides with 29,000 ton cargo ship at 2.30am off Japan – crushing sleeping quarters and leaving the crew ‘fighting to keep her afloat’

 

 

 

An injured sailor is carried by U.S. military personnel, left, and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force members upon arriving at the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo

 

 

The 29,000 ton ACX Crystal is much larger than the 9,000 ton USS FitzgeraldThe cargo ship appears to have hit the destroyer head on

 

 

 

Collision: Heavy damage is pictured on the US Navy missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald after it collided with a cargo ship near Japan early on Saturday morning 

 

Missing: A US defense official confirmed that there are seven sailors unaccounted and that the destroyer suffered flooding in three compartments

 

 

The guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald suffered severe damage when the container ship plowed into it at 2.30am local time

 

 

 

Saudi’s King Salman Arrives In Japan: 10 Aircraft, 500 Limos, 500 Tons Of Luggage, 12,000 Hotel Rooms, 2 Golden Escalators

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The king's visit marks the first from the nation to Japan in almost 50 years

 
( Daily Mail ) Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman has arrived in Tokyo with his 1,000-strong entourage making the first visit to Japan by a monarch from the nation in nearly five decades.

The 81-year-old king, who was greeted by Japan‘s Crown Prince Naruhito at Haneda airport, will meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday and as he kicks off the Japanese leg of a broader tour of Asia.

Salman, who will visit 83-year-old Emperor Akihito on Tuesday, is travelling in style with his demands ranging from golden elevators to a fleet of hundreds of limousines.

Some 1,200 rooms at Tokyo’s luxury hotels have been booked by the delegation for the three-night stay through Wednesday, according to local media, which has also reported that hundreds of limousines have been brought into the capital to accomodate the visitors.

This follows a lavish nine-day trip to Indonesia where the king ordered for a special toilet to be build in a mosque and a custom seat to be built in the House of Representatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS: TRUMP AND GLAMOROUS MELANIA WITH JAPANESE PM SHINZO ABE AND HIS WIFE AKIE WITH PATRIOTS OWNER ROBERT KRAF AT MAR-A-LAGO RESORT

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( Daily Mail ) The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England Patriots owner for dinner at Mar-a-Lago after the First Family fly to Florida on Air Force One

  • President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe departed for Mar-a-Lago for a weekend of golf and meetings
  • President was reunited with Melania Trump, who sported large sunglasses as she boarded Air Force One
  • Daughter Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner also hopped aboard the plane for the trip 
  • Abe was accompanied by his wife, having lunched with Trump at the White House amid new talk of bilateral trade and infrastructure plans 
  • President, Melania, the Japanese prime minister and his wife, as well as Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl winners the New England Patriots, went for dinner

 

READ MORE: The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England Patriots owner for dinner at Mar-a-Lago after the First Family fly to Florida on Air Force One

 

Warm welcome: President Donald  Trump conducts a joint press conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan in the East Room of the White House

 

 

Family greeting: Melania Trump was on the ground at Andrews Air Force Base as her husband arrived with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe

 

 

'LETS GO TO FLORIDA': President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, accompanied by their wives, first lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, wave before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

 

 

 

Reunited: President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive on Air Force One at Palm Beach International airport ahead of a weekend of hosting the Japanese Prime Ministerand his wife

 

 

Arriving: Air Force One touched down at Palm Beach International at sunset and the first couple emerged before their Japanese guests

 

 

 

In flight entertainment: Melania and Donald Trump went to the press cabin of Air Force One en route to Palm Beach

 

 

 

First Lady Melania Trump joined the group after spending the week in New York City and joining her husband this morning

 

 

 

 

TRUMP ALREADY BRINGING 50,000 JOBS THANKS TO JAPAN’S SOFT BANK $50 BILLION INVESTMENT – FINALLY, A PRESIDENT WHO KNOWS THE MEANING OF WORK INSTEAD OF GOOFING OFF LIKE OBAMA!

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Amazing! Trump already bringing 50,000 jobs to America thanks to Japan’s Soft Bank $50 billion investment. After Obama’s goof-off presidency, we finally have someone who knows what the meaning of work is – instead of lazy bum Obama whose definition of being president is constant traveling in Air Force One, playing golf, non-stop White House VIP parties with celebs and donor buddies, and making tv appearances on late night comedy shows.

 

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 President-elect Donald J. Trump announced Tuesday that Japan’s SoftBank has agreed to invest $50 billion in the U.S., aiming to create 50,000 new jobs. http://bit.ly/2herqTY