US Destroyer Collides With Tanker Near Singapore; 10 Sailors Missing

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TOKYO (Alliance News) – Ten sailors were missing and five were injured after a US guided-missile destroyer collided early Monday with a Liberian-flagged oil tanker while en route to Singapore, the US Navy said.

The USS John S McCain collided at about 2224 BST on Sunday with the Alnic MC, a 180-metre oil and chemical tanker, east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, the US Navy’s 7th Fleet reported.

Tugboats, as well as Singapore Navy patrol ships and helicopters, were assisting in search and rescue efforts.

The news came just two months after another US destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a cargo ship off Japan, resulting in the deaths of seven US sailors.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.