Navy Orders One Day Operational Pause After USS McCain Collision

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As reported by One America News Network.

The USS John S. McCain is seen docked at Changi naval base after its accident on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 in Singapore. The USS John S. McCain was docked at Singapore’s naval base with “significant damage” to its hull (blocked by berth) after an early morning collision with the oil tanker Alnic MC as vessels from several nations searched Monday for missing U.S. sailors. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

August 21, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson orders a rare one-day operational pause, following the collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, that resulted in ten sailors going missing.

Admiral Richardson said the string of recent accidents in the Pacific Theater deserves forceful action.

The USS John S. McCain’s hull suffered significant damage as a result of the crash, with flooding in machinery and communications rooms on her port-side.

A broad investigation has also been opened into the Pacific Fleet as this crash follows the USS Fitzgerald collision with a Philippines merchant ship in June.

Defense Secretary James Mattis offered his support to the families of the missing sailors.

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