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10 U.S. sailors missing following collision near Singapore

by Kent Covington
Posted 8/21/17, 09:06 am

The USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker early Monday morning east of Singapore, ripping a large hole in the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer. Ten sailors are missing and a Singaporean navy helicopter evacuated four others, taking them to a hospital for treatment. The collision happened just after 5 a.m. local time. Vessels and aircraft from the United States, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia are searching for the missing sailors. The collision is the second involving a ship from the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet in the last two months. Seven sailors died in June when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship near Japan.

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Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga. Follor him on Twitter @kentcovington.

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