10 missing, 5 injured after USS John S. McCain collides with tanker in Pacific

10 sailors are missing and 5 injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided using a tanker east of Singapore as well as the Strait of Malacca, the Oughout. S. Navy  said late Sunday .

Regulators said four of those injured had been medically evacuated by a Singapore navy blue helicopter. They suffered non-life harmful injuries.

Search and rescue efforts had been launched in coordination with private sector organisations, the Navy  said . Initial reports pointed out the warship sustained damage to the port side aft, the still left rear of the ship.

The collision occured at six: 24 a. m. Japan Regular Time. There is a massive search plus rescue underway, involving tug vessels out of Singapore and helicopters. An  MV-22 Osprey is expected to occur soon.

President Trump, returning to the White-colored House from his “working holiday, ” responded to word of the crash by saying, “that’s too bad. inch

The particular warship is named after John H. McCain, Sr., and John S i9000. McCain, Jr., both Admirals within the U. S. Navy, and the grandpa and father, respectively, of the Az senator.

The ship is based on the fleet’s homeport of Yokosuka, The japanese. It was commissioned in 1994 and it has a crew of 23 officials, 24 chief petty officers plus 291 enlisted sailors, according to the Navy’s website.

The Alnic MC, the vendor vessel  USS John S. McCain collided with, is a 600-foot essential oil and chemical tanker.


This crash came  days   following the top three leaders aboard the particular USS Fitzgerald were relieved associated with command. That warship was broken badly in a collision off the coastline of Japan that killed 7 sailors in June. One of its spaces flooded in about 90 mere seconds.

The particular USS John S. McCain traveled the world by contested man-made islands within the South China Sea earlier this particular month, drawing China’s “strong discontentment. ”

Sen. McCain tweeted Sunday evening he and his wife, Cindy, had been keeping the sailors in their praying. He’d recently visited the warship in Vietnam.

This marked the fourth accident for U. S. Navy boats in the Pacific since February.  

Besides the USS McCain and USS Fitgerald incidents, the Navy crusier USS Antietam ran aground dumping more than 1, 000 gallons of essential oil in Tokyo Bay in Februray. In May, another cruiser, USS River Champlain, hit a South Korean fishing vessel.  

An active-duty Navy blue officer expressed concern to Sibel News over the training of youthful Navy officers aboard ships.

Its different level of training you used to get, the particular officer said.

Fox News’ Kristin Brown, Lucas  Tomlinson and The Linked Press contributed to this report.