BREAKING: U.S. Destroyer Collides With Massive Tanker – “Search and Rescue Efforts Are Underway” (VIDEO)
The destroyer USS John S. McCain has collided with a merchant ship called the “Alnic MC,” a massive tanker, just off the coast of Singapore. A search and rescue efforts are underway.
7th Fleet: USS McCain crew still assessing damage; early reports of some flooding and minor injuries – @NBCNightlyNews
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JUST IN: USS John McCain involved in collision with merchant ship east of Singapore. pic.twitter.com/BjYMGEtrPv
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USS McCain collided with Alnic MC. It's a tanker ship that flies under the Liberian flag and was built in 2008. pic.twitter.com/dx5mta0AMC
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U.S. Navy reports:
The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca on Aug. 21.
The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, while the ship was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore.
Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft.
Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities.
FOX News reports:
The warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., both Admirals in the U.S. Navy, and the grandfather and father, respectively, of the Arizona senator.