US Navy Destroyer Collides with Merchant Ship near Singapore, 10 Sailors Missing
Ten Navy sailors are still missing after the USS John S. McCain crashed into a merchant ship in waters near Singapore.
The McCain, a navy guided-missile destroyer, was on its way for a routine port visit in Singapore when it collided with the Alnic MC, a chemical tanker traveling under the Liberian flag.
The collision happened early Monday morning, local time.
It left five sailors injured.
Four of them were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The crew is fighting flooding in several parts of the ship, but the destroyer is still sailing under its own power and heading to port.
President Trump tweeted his thoughts and prayers to the missing sailors as rescue efforts are being carried out by the U.S. and Singapore.