USS John S. McCain’s collision with a merchant vessel the 4th incident involving US Navy warships in the Pacific in 2017

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2017/8/21 13:16:37

Highlights: Ten sailors are missing and five others injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel in waters east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore early on August 21, the US navy said in a statement. It is the fourth incident involving US Navy warships in the Pacific this year.

  • File photo of the US Navy's guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain Photo: VCG Ten sailors are missing and five others injured after the warship collided with a merchant vessel in waters east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore early on August 21.

  • The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged in collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is seen at the US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan on June 18, 2017. Photo: Toru Hanai/VCG Seven US navy sailors were killed in the incident 56 nautical miles off Yokosuka on June 17.

  • File photo of the US Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain Photo: Xinhua/Sergei Bachlakov The USS Lake Champlain was struck by a South Korean fishing boat on May 9 while conducting operations in international waters near the Korean Peninsula.

  • File photo of the US Navy's guided missile cruiser USS Antietam Photo: VCG The USS Antietam ran aground in Tokyo Bay on January 31, resulting in an oil spill.






blog comments powered by Disqus