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10 Sailors Still Missing After USS John McCain Collides With Oil Tanker (Video)

Damage to the USS John S. McCain is visible as it steers towards Changi Naval Base in Singapore following a collision (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore last night, leaving 5 injured and 10 sailors still missing. It’s the second US Navy ship to have a major collision with a civilian ship since June and the fourth in the past year.

The collision occurred at 5:24 am local time on Monday, or 5:24pm on Sunday, New York time. The USS John S. McCain collided with the Alnic MC, a 600-foot oil tanker with a gross tonnage of 30,000, according to the US Navy.

“Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities,” the US Navy said in a statement. “In addition to tug boats out of Singapore, Republic of Singapore Navy Fearless-class patrol ships RSS Gallant (97), RSS Resilience (82), RSN helicopters and Police Coast Guard vessel Basking Shark (55) are currently in the area to render assistance.”

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