Navy Sailors Missing Following Ship Collision

Navy Sailors Missing Following Ship Collision
Ten sailors are missing and five were injured after the USS John S McCain destroyer was involved in a collision with a 600-foot oil tanker in busy Southeast Asian waters on Monday morning.

The collision between the US guided-missile destroyer and merchant vessel Alnic MC occurred east of Singapore at about 5.24am local time. 

The McCain suffered 'significant damage to the hull' after a hole was torn in the warship beneath the waterline. It led to flooding of crew sleeping areas, machinery and communications rooms.

The US Navy said four of the injured sailors were medically evacuated to a hospital in Singapore with non-life threatening injuries. The fifth sailor did not need further medical attention.
 
 Source: Daily Mail
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