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The destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel on Monday morning as "search and rescue efforts" ensued, the U.S. Navy says.
The military says the collision happened near Singapore in the Strait of Malacca while the U.S. warship was on a routine port visit in Singapore.
The U.S. ship appeared to have damage to part of its side.
The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.
The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, while the ship was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore.
Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft.
Vessel ALNIC MC (IMO: 9396725, MMSI: 636017930) is a chemical/oil products tanker built in 2008 and currently sailing under the flag of Liberia. ALNIC MC has 183m length overall and beam of 32m. Her gross tonnage is 30040 tons
Size: 183 x 32 m
This warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., both Admirals in the United States Navy. John S. McCain, Sr., commanded the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, and acted as commander of the Fast Carrier Task Force during the latter stages of World War II.
John S. McCain, Jr., commanded the U.S. Navy submarines USS Gunnel and USS Dentuda during World War II. Subsequently, he held a number of posts, rising to Commander-in-Chief of the United States Pacific Command before retiring in 1972.
These men were the grandfather and father of Senator John S. McCain III.
originally posted by: iWontGiveUP
Thoughts and Prayers to the sailors and their loved ones
Search and rescue underway
Time to rename the ship
The 3 stooges