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U.s. destroyer collides with a Liberian tanker

U.s. destroyer collides with a Liberian tanker

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The American destroyer USS John S. McCain is on Monday in a collision with a Liberian tanker. That happened in the Straits of Malacca, east of Singapore.

According to the U.s. navy, is a rescue operation going on, but it is unclear whether there are any victims.

A helicopter of the Singapore air force provides support. The destroyer is sailing on its own power to the port of Singapore, says the US Navy.

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

Admirals

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… https://t.co/6SxKkwhd89

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USS Fitzgerald

Two months ago, the USS Fitzgerald, off the coast of Japan, even though in a collision with an American container ship. Seven crew of that destroyer came, therefore, to life.

The ship was on the starboard side so badly damaged that it almost sank. Three stakeholders are disciplinary punished.

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