US Navy ship, oil tanker collide near Singapore: Ten Missing
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US Navy ship, oil tanker collide near Singapore: Ten Missing

The guided missile destroyer USS John McCain was sailing east Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel.

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US Navy ship, oil tanker collide near Singapore: Ten Missing

The guided missile destroyer USS John McCain was sailing east Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel.

21 August 2017 Monday 15:21
US Navy ship, oil tanker collide near Singapore: Ten Missing

Ten US Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after a US destroyer and an oil tanker collided near Singapore, the Navy says.

The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred.

A wide-ranging search and rescue operation is under way.

A Singapore Air Force helicopter transports wounded to hospital

It is the second collision involving a US Navy ship in recent months.

What do we know about the collision?

It was reported before dawn at 05:24 local time on Monday (21:24 GMT on Sunday) and took place east of the Strait of Singapore, as the USS John S McCain prepared to perform a routine port stop in Singapore.

Singapore and US authorities said the destroyer sustained damage to her port side, which is the left-hand side of the vessel facing forward.

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