Navy: 10 Sailors Missing, 5 Injured After USS John McCain Collides With Other Ship
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As reported by One America News Network.
Damage to the portside is visible as the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The USS John S. McCain was docked at Singapore’s naval base with “significant damage” to its hull after an early morning collision with the Alnic MC as vessels from several nations searched Monday for missing U.S. sailors. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/U.S. Navy photo via AP)
August 21, 2017
10 sailors are missing and five others are injured, after a U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship east of Singapore.
The incident happened around 6 a.m. Monday morning, as the USS John S. McCain was making it’s way to a port.
According to the U.S. Navy, the warship sustained damage to the back-left area of the vessel.
The statement includes search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities.