Sunday, August 20, 2017


From the NY Daily News: A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore, the Navy said.
The USS John S. McCain collided with the Alnic MC vessel while traveling to Singapore around 6:24 a.m. local time Monday, the agency said in a statement.
Ten sailors are missing and five are injured, the Navy said. 
Initial reports indicated that the warship had damages to its port side aft, according to the statement. 
Search crews were underway, the Navy said.
President Trump responded to news of USS John S. McCain's collision saying, "that's too bad," according to pool reports, Kaitlan Collins reported on Twitter.
This is the 2nd major collision between a US Navy ship and a merchant vessel in Asia in the past month

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