Ten missing after a collision American frigate with tanker in Singapore

Ten 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 are Monday morning, injuring five cases. Ten sailors are missing.

Four wounded were transferred by helicopter to a hospital in Singapore, reported the commander of the U.s. Seventh Fleet. They have no life-threatening injuries. A fifth injured person did not have to go to the hospital.

At the place of the scheepsbotsing in the Straits of Malacca to the east of Singapore, is a major search and rescue operation for the missing going on. Various ships and search and rescue helicopters to provide assistance.

The destroyer is sailing on its own power to the naval base in Singapore.


American navy ship sails through with a hole, after a collision in Singapore

Slight damage

The guided-missile equipped destroyer was the port side was hit by the 183 meter long tanker Alnic MC. That happened Monday around 06.24 hrs local time. The Alnic ran light damage but has, according to the authorities, no oil lost.

The navy ship was on its way to Singapore. The American president Donald Trump left after the collision via Twitter that his thoughts and prayers with the crew of the navy ship.


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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