Great Satan’s Stricken Destroyer Arrives in Singapore after Collision, 10 US Sailors Missing
A frantic search continued Monday for 10 sailors missing after a collision between a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer and an oil tanker three times its size off Singapore.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy pushed ahead with investigations into “the facts and circumstances” of the collision involving the USS John S. McCain — the second such incident between a U.S. warship and commercial vessel in the Pacific region this summer.
The John S. McCain arrived at the Changi Naval Base in Singapore, and photos showed a large hole in its side at the waterline. More than 14 hours after the collision, there had been no word of any progress with the hunt for the missing sailors.
“Search and rescue efforts continue in coordination with local authorities,” the Navy’s 7th Fleet said in an update.
Earlier, Royal Malaysian Navy ships joined Singaporean and American ships and helicopters in the search.