A rescue mission is underway off Singapore in an incident which follows the fatal collision between USS Fitzgerald and merchant ship in June
Ten American sailors are missing and five injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain was damaged in a collision with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore.
The US navy said the warship had “sustained damage to her port side aft” in the collision with the Alnic MC east of the straits of Malacca and Singapore.
“There are currently 10 sailors missing and five injured,” the navy said in a statement posted on the website of the commander of the US Pacific fleet.
“Search and rescue efforts” were underway in coordination with local authorities after the incident at 5.24am local time on Monday.