Ten US sailors were missing and five injured Monday after their destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore, the US Navy said.
This is the second accident involving an American warship in two months.
Reports say the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC near the Straits of Malacca in the early hours.
In a statement, the Navy said, “Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft.
“There are currently 10 sailors missing and five injured… Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities.”
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has reacted to the incident.
He tweets: “Thoughts & prayers are w/ our sailors aboard the where search & rescue efforts are underway.”
It was the second recent collision involving a US warship.
Seven sailors died in June when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship in a busy channel in Japan.
Source – Concise News