• Search and rescue underway

    From CNN Breaking News@VERT to no-reply@siteservices.cnn.com on Sun Aug 20 19:00:41 2017
    Ten US Navy sailors are missing after a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship [1]east of Singapore early Monday, the Navy said in a statement.

    The Navy's 7th Fleet said the USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel while the destroyer was making its way to a port visit in Singapore. The collision was reported at 5:24 am local time, according to the Navy statement.

    A Navy official told CNN the McCain was fighting flooding in several places and that it had limited propulsion and electrical power.





    In addition to the 10 missing sailors, the Navy said five were injured in the collision.

    Search and rescue efforts are underway, the Navy statement said, with helicopters and Marine Corps Osprey aircraft from the amphibious assault ship USS America responding.

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