Ten Sailors Missing After Collision Between U.S. Destroyer and Merchant Tanker

Five sailors were also hurt in the the incident, which took place east of Singapore.

  • Published 21 August 2017

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Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Monday east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. The Navy said five sailors were hurt in the collision between the guided-missile destroyer and the 183-meter (600-foot) Alnic MC, an oil and chemical tanker. Four of them were evacuated by a Singaporean navy helicopter to… Read at AP News