Marines missing after a collision American frigate with tanker in Singapore

Marines missing after a collision American frigate with tanker in Singapore

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By the collision between the American destroyer USS John S. McCain and a Liberian tanker, five wounded cases, and ten sailors missing.

At the place of the scheepsbotsing in the Straits of Malacca to the east of Singapore, is a big rescue operation going on, says the commander of the U.s. Seventh Fleet on Monday morning. Various ships and search and rescue helicopters to provide assistance.

The destroyer is sailing on its own power to the port of Singapore, according to the U.s. navy.

The guided-missile equipped destroyer would be at the rear have been hit by the 183 meter long tanker Alnic MC and, therefore, damages have incurred. The navy ship was on its way to Singapore.


The USS John McCain is named after the grandfather and father of senator John McCain, both admirals in the U.s. navy.

The former presidential candidate on behalf of the Republicans (2008) aired Sunday evening (local time) via Twitter, also on behalf of his wife, a message from: “Cindy and I pray for the sailors aboard the USS John S. McCain – we appreciate the work of those involved in the rescue operation.”

Cindy & I are keeping America’s sailors aboard the USS John S McCain in our prayers tonight – appreciate the work o…


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