The US Navy suspends its operations around the world after a collision with an oil tanker
The US Navy has suspended operations around the world in a rare decision after a US ship collided with an oil tanker near Singapore, killing 10 US sailors.
The US Navy justified the decision to suspend its operations to "reassess the work" of its fleets after the collision.
The incident yesterday led to the flow of water to the destroyer "John S. McCain", which was able to return to the port of Singapore later in the day, and the loss of ten sailors and wounding five others.
The 154-meter-long destroyer hit a tanker flying the Liberian flag and slightly larger (182 meters). The destroyer was on its way to the port of Singapore for a routine stop after its participation in the "freedom of sailing" operation in the disputed South China Sea earlier this month, An artificial island in the Spratles archipelago, provoking an angry response from Beijing.
In the meantime, US Defense Secretary James Matisse pledged that the Pentagon would investigate "a large scale" in several naval incidents, after the collision of a US Navy ship, the second in two months. Sf