Ten sailors missing, five injured after USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Singapore

SINGAPORE (KUSI) — Ten US Navy sailors are missing and five were injured after the USS John S. McCain, a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship near Singapore and the Straits of Malacca.

The Navy’s 7th Fleet says that the USS John S. McCain sustained damage on its port side from the collision with the Alnic MC on Monday at 5:24 a.m.

Search and rescue efforts were underway in coordination with local authorities. 

It is the second collision involving a Navy ship in the Pacific in two months. Seven sailors died in June when the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship hit each other in waters off Japan.

The Japan-based 7th fleet said the McCain was heading to Singapore for a routine port visit.

This is a developing story.

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