TOKYO — A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer through a towing practice Saturday, the Navy stated.

Minor damage was sustained by the USS Benfold, such as scrapes on its own side, the Navy said in a statement. No one was injured on each vessel. The tug boat was being towed into a port at Yokosuka, the home of the Navy’s Japan-based 7th Fleet.

The collision occurred. The Navy reported that the incident would be investigated, and the Benfold stayed under its own energy at sea.

Even the Fleet has had two fatal injuries in waters this past year, leaving 17 sailors dead and prompting the dismissal of eight Navy officers, including the 7th Fleet commander.

The USS John S. McCain and a petroleum tanker collided near Singapore in August, leaving 10 U.S. sailors dead. When a container boat and the USS Fitzgerald collided off Japan seven sailors died in June.

The Navy has concluded that the collisions were laborious and resulted from widespread failures from commanders and the crews, that did recognize and react to crises that were unfolding. A Navy report recommended changes to deal with the issues, ranging to raising sleep and stress management for sailors.

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