US, Russia Blame Each Other in Near-Collision of Warships

A spokesman for the Japan-based 7th Fleet, said no one was injured and he was not aware of any damage to the ship.

  • Published 7 June 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Russia accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other in the East China Sea. The U.S. 7th Fleet said the Russian destroyer put the safety of the USS Chancellorsville and its crew at risk, forcing it to reverse all engines at full throttle to avoid a collision. It said a helicopter… Read at AP News