GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

10 American sailors reported missing after missile destroyer collides with tanker

By News Express on 21/08/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 633

•The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain
•The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain

Ten American sailors are reported missing and five injured after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship east of Singapore, near the Strait of Malacca.

The U.S. 7th Fleet released a statement early Monday that the guided-missile destroyer collided with the Liberian-flagged tanker Alnic MC at about 6:20 a.m. local time. It was headed to Singapore for a routine port visit.

The McCain was damaged, the statement said. But it was heading to port on its own power.

The U.S. 7th Fleet said it is undertaking search-and-rescue efforts alongside local authorities. Malaysia also sent two naval ships to join the search efforts.

President Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain both tweeted they were praying for the sailors aboard the naval vessel. The ship is named for McCain’s father and grandfather, who were both admirals.

It is the second collision involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th Fleet 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 Fitzgerald’s captain was relieved of command and other sailors are to be punished after the Navy found poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch contributed to the collision, the Navy said last week. (VOA)

Source News Express

Posted 21/08/2017 08:49:19 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
BREAKING: Osinbajo set to sign 2017 Budget

Beware! Ebola Virus lands in Nigeria; first patient...

Nigeria ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

Abia Governorship Tussle: Appeal Court dismisses Otti and...

Buhari nominates new NDDC Board members for Abia,...

PDP Convention: Northern leaders set up screening committee...

Recession: Oil revenue not enough to finance economic...

Bayelsa teachers issue 21-day ultimatum to state govt....

Ondo gets licence to mine bitumen

Ijaw Youths challenge Buhari on resource control, allege...

Anambra Guber Election: We are not backing any...

Delta tourism destination of choice — Okowa

 

Latest News Mugabe sacked as party leader, days as Zimbabwe’s President numbered Niger Delta militants declare war •Their condition for peace US, France, Germany fuelling corruption in Nigeria — Osinbajo Armed bandits kill 23, raze houses in Zamfara Navy to unleash 1,585 fresh inductees on insurgents, oil thieves How I will operate as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland — Gani Adams Anambra guber poll: We’ll remain vigilant until final result is announced, says INEC Opone wants modular refineries in every Niger Delta state Lagos East APC Apex group passes vote of confidence on Ambode, condoles Tinubu Billion-dollar Bible Museum opens amid controversy Children takeover at World Children’s Day Anambra governorship election rigged: PDP

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (294,440 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (278,224 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (224,796 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (189,130 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (181,303 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (165,865 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (143,989 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (130,440 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (126,872 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (116,441 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (113,683 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (107,468 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (30) Business (2,771) Business Verdict (26) Columnists (769) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (186) Entertainment (404) Features (510) Global Business Monitor (190) International (1,645) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (82) News (30,350) Opinion (837) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,105) Religion (648) Sports (1,357) Stock Watch (24) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Argentina vs Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!