U.S. Warship Collides With Merchant Vessel East of Singapore

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Posted: Aug 20, 2017 8:13 PM
U.S. Warship Collides With Merchant Vessel East of Singapore

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. warship was damaged after colliding with a merchant vessel east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said.

The Navy said in a statement the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the Alnic MC vessel 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," the Navy said, adding that a search-and-rescue mission was under way.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Peter Cooney)