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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Source: News Now