USS John S. McCain Destroyer Collides With Merchant Ship East of Singapore

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Update10 sailors missing

According to a breaking-news report via US 7th Fleet Public Affairs, a guided missile destroyer (USS John S. McCain) collided with a merchant ship (Alnic MC) on Monday morning somewhere east of the Strait of Malacca and Singapore. The incident happened while the USS John S. McCain destroyer was about to dock a port in Singapore during a routine visit.

The initial reports indicate that the US vessel suffered damage to her port side aft, but there are no details about the merchant ship. A search and rescue operation is currently underway in coordination with Singapore authorities.

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This is the second collision between a US military vessel and a civilian-merchant ship in the last couple of months, both in the same geographical area, give or take;something is wrong with Navy navigation systems or these tankers are ramming them on purpose.

The story is developing, stay tuned for details.