Monday, August 21, 2017

US Navy Destroyer Collides with Merchant Ship

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain has been involved in a collision with a merchant ship east of Singapore, near the Strait of Malacca.


The U.S. 7th Fleet released a statement early Monday that the guided-missile destroyer collided with the Alnic MC at about 6:20 local time.


The John S. McCain was damaged, the statement said. It is not clear if any sailors were injured in the incident.


The U.S. 7th Fleet said it is undertaking search-and-rescue efforts alongside local authorities.


No other details were immediately available.

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