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  • Japanese warship damaged in collision after fleet review

    A Japanese warship collided with a cargo ship off southern Japan last week, injuring three crew members and starting fires on both vessels. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Kurama and the South Korean container vessel Carina Star collided in the Kanmon Strait, some 500 miles southwest of Tokyo. The fire and damage appears to have been more extensive on the JS Kurama. Fortunately there were no serious injuries or deaths on either vessels. Minor injuries were reported for several crew members on the JS Kurama.