Sunday, August 20, 2017

Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship Sunday:10 sailors missing.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

According to a United States Navy press release that was updated Sunday evening at 9:45 pm, the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on August 21. According to an update released by the Navy at 9:45 PM Sunday, 10 sailors are missing and five are injured.

According to the U.S. Department of the Navy, the collision occurred at 6:24 AM Japan Standard Time. The ship was in route to Singapore.

Currently, the ship is under its own power and heading to port.

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