10 sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker
The USS John S. McCain, a guided-missile destroyer, was engaged with a collision early Monday with an oil tanker east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca resulting in harm to its port side toward the back (left back), as per the U.S. Naval force.
Search and rescue efforts are in progress, U.S. Naval force’s seventh Fleet says. Officials say 10 sailors are missing and five are harmed. They say that four of the harmed were therapeutically cleared by a Republic of Singapore Navy Puma helicopter to a hospital in Singapore for non-perilous injuries. The fifth harmed sailor did not require encourage restorative consideration.
The Singaporean Navy is sending assets to assist and the USS America is on the way to offer assistance. The collision was accounted for at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, as indicated by the U.S. Naval force.
“Notwithstanding pull boats out of Singapore, the Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Gallant, RSN helicopters and Police Coast Guard vessel Basking Shark are right now in the zone to render assistance,” the Navy’s statement perused.
USS John S. McCain is sailing under her own particular power and is making a beeline for port, the Navy included.
Senator John McCain sent the accompanying message on Twitter in response: “Cindy and I are keeping America’s sailors on board the USS John S McCain in our prayers today around evening time.”
John McCain ✔ @SenJohnMcCain
Cindy and I are keeping America’s sailors on board the USS John S McCain in our prayers today around evening time – welcome crafted by search and rescue crews https://twitter.com/nbcnightlynews/status/899419524616908802 …
5:02 PM – Aug 20, 2017
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President Trump purportedly was educated of the collision and responded by saying “that is too terrible,” as indicated by a print journalist part of the pool going with the president.
In the mean time, Mr. Trump took to Twitter late Sunday to offer condolences to those influenced by the collision:
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
Thoughts and prayers are w/our @USNavy sailors on board the #USSJohnSMcCain where search and rescue efforts are in progress. http://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/130185 …
8:01 PM – Aug 20, 2017
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USS John S. McCain collides with vendor ship close Strait of Malacca
The collision with the shipper vessel Alnic MC happened east of Singapore, Aug. 21.
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Also, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders composed on Twitter that “our hearts and prayers go out to all the overcome men and ladies on board #USSJohnSMcCain”:
Sarah Sanders ✔ @PressSec
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the overcome men and ladies on board the #USSJohnSMcCain
8:00 PM – Aug 20, 2017
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Malaysia’s naval force boss Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin tweeted that two Malaysian maritime ships were sent to help search for the missing U.S. sailors, The Associated Press reports.
The ship was headed to Singapore in the wake of finishing what the Navy called “routine patrols” in the South China Sea. One of those patrols was a Freedom of Navigation mission close contested islands which China has constructed and claims as their own in the South China around August 10.
The Navy says the USS John S. McCain was commissioned in 1994 and carries a group of 23 officers, 24 boss insignificant officers and 291 enlisted sailors. It was named for John S. McCain, Sr. also, John S. McCain, Jr. who were the two Admirals in the U.S. Naval force, Reuters news organization reports.
Senator McCain – a Vietnam-time maritime pilot who was shot down and held as a prisoner of war for about six years – is as of now experiencing treatment for mind malignancy.
The vessel that was struck, Alnic MC, is a 30,000+ ton oil/concoction tanker worked in 2007. It’s 600 feet long and 105 feet wide and sails under the Liberian banner. Its proprietor as per searches is Energetic Tank Inc. what’s more, its administrator is Stealth Maritime Corporation S.A.
A team part from the Alnic MC spoke with the Reuters news organization via telephone to say that there were almost 12,000 tons of fuel on board, yet there was no spill.
“There is no oil spill. We were conveying fuel oil from Taiwan to discharge to Singapore … We are continuing to Raffles Reserved Anchorage where the owners will investigate the issue. There was some harm to the valve,” the group part who did not have any desire to be distinguished,” the unidentified team part told Reuters.
Officials say an investigation is in progress. The degree of harm and personnel injuries is being resolved.
AP writes that the Malacca Strait is between Malaysia toward the northeast and Indonesia toward the southwest, with the city-state of Singapore at the tip of the Malay Peninsula.
This collision comes on the heels of another episode including the USS Fitzgerald.
The chief of the destroyer, two senior officers and no less than twelve sailors are being disciplined for the sickening collision that murdered seven sailors in June off the coast of Japan.
Thirty-five sailors were asleep in a compartment when the bow of the Philippine ship punched a 17-by-13 foot opening in the Fitzgerald’s body. Seven sleeping closest to the opening suffocated however 28 somehow influenced it out alive, to despite the fact that the whole space was about overwhelmed inside 30 to 60 seconds.
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