09:41 - 21/08/2017
The US Navy announced on Monday the loss of 10 members of the USS destroyer USS John. McCain and wounding five others were injured when the American destroyer hit a tanker east of Singapore.
"There are currently 10 sailors missing and five injured in the collision between the American destroyer and the oil tanker Alnick MC while they were sailing at dawn on Monday east of the Straits," the Sky News news agency quoted the US Navy statement as saying. Malaga and Singapore. "
He added that "initial reports indicate that John S. McCain was damaged in the left rear and search and rescue operations are underway in coordination with local authorities. "
The incident comes just two months after a similar collision occurred on June 17 off the coast of Japan between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged tanker carrier, killing seven US sailors and causing serious damage. Ending / 25 z