Sunday, August 20, 2017

US sailors collided with oil tanker off Singapore coast

US Navy confirmed that, Ten (10) sailors are missing and five have been injured after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore.

However, the guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when it struck the Liberian-flagged vessel.

A wide-ranging search and rescue operation is under way.

According to the report, Singapore and US authorities said the destroyer sustained damage to her port side, which is the left-hand side of the vessel facing forward.

US Navy said: "Four of the injured sailors had non-life threatening injuries and were medically evacuated to a Singapore hospital. The fifth person did not require further medical attention".

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