US collide ships near Singapore left at least 10 sailors missing, search continues

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US collide ships near Singapore left at least 10 sailors missing, search continues
USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Gavin Shields) Image: Copyright: http://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/130185

At least 10 US Navy personnel are missing and further five have been reported injured following a collision between an oil tanker and a US destroyer near Singapore, the US Navy said.

The US collide ships near Singapore left at least 10 sailors missing, search continues

USS McCain which is the US guided missile destroyer was set to sailing at the east of Singapore and it was preparing to take a break in the port when the Liberian-flagged vessel hit the ship.
A wide-ranging search for the missing sailors is underway.
This is the second time when US Navy ship involved in the collision.

What happened?
On Monday morning around 05:24 local time and 21:24 GMT Sunday, USS John S McCain was preparing for a routine stop at the Strait of Singapore port, a Liberian vessel then hit the ship.

Both United States and Singapore officials said the ship sustained significant damage.