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US Destroyer Damaged by Japanese Tug Boat in Pacific

A U.S. guided missile destroyer sustained minimal damage Saturday when a Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into it during a towing exercise in Sagami Bay off central Japan in the Pacific Ocean. The Navy said in a statement the USS Benfold sustained had scrapes on its side, though no one was injured on either vessel. “Benfold remains at sea under her own power. The Japanese commercial tug is being towed by another vessel to a port in Yokosuka. The incident will be investigated,” read the statement from the…

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