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US LAWNG INSU LEH TA!

America indo lawng USS John S. McCain destroyer leh bungraw phur lawng lian an insu leh pek a, U.S. Navy 10 chin hriat lohvin an bo va, mi 5-in hliam an tuar.

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Tukin zing an rama zing 5:24 a.m. (21:24 GMT) ( 3;10 AM IST) khan Strait of Malacca-ah feet- 505-a sei US Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer indo lawng leh Liberian bungraw phur lawng lian Alnic MC an insu a, U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopters leh Ospreys leh Singapore lawng leh  helicopter te’n chhanchhuah hna beihpui an thlak mek a ni.

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Thla 2 kal ta mai khan Japan ram Yokosuka lawng chawlhna bul tuifinriatah USS Fitzgerald leh bungraw phur lawng lian an lo insu tawh a, US Navy 7 lai an lo thi tawh bawk a ni.

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America hi Mizote hian an ţan em em tak naa, an sipaite hi discipline an nei lo lutuk a, kan rin ang he hu hi chu an ni lem lo a ni. Indo lawng lian zan khaw thim, ai mit thlawn angah pawh radar hmanga eng kim hmu thei tura ngaih an insu an insu mai zawng a nih hi.

 

The collision was reported at 05:24 local time east of the Strait of Singapore
The collision was reported at 05:24 local time east of the Strait of Singapore
The ship is now sailing under its own power to Singapore
The ship is now sailing under its own power to Singapore
A Singapore Air Force helicopter transports wounded to hospital
A Singapore Air Force helicopter transports wounded to hospital
A picture of the Alnic MC tweeted by Malaysia's navy chief
A picture of the Alnic MC tweeted by Malaysia’s navy chief

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FIVE SAILORS INJURED, 10 MISSING AFTER NAVY DESTROYER COLLIDES WITH A MERCHANT SHIP

This is the second time in two months that a Navy destroyer based at the 7th Fleet’s home port of Yokosuka, Japan, has been involved in a collision. Seven sailors were killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a tanker south of Japan in June.

World | © 2017 The Washington Post | Anna Fifield, The Washington Post | Updated: August 21, 2017 07:36 IST

Ten U.S. Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after the USS John S. McCain destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore early Monday morning.

This is the second time in two months that a Navy destroyer based at the 7th Fleet’s home port of Yokosuka, Japan, has been involved in a collision. Seven sailors were killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a tanker south of Japan in June.

The guided missile destroyer and the Liberian-flagged merchant vessel Alnic MC collided near the Strait of Malacca at 5:24 a.m. local time, the Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement.

Initial reports indicated that the destroyer sustained damage to its port side at the rear, but is currently sailing under its own power and heading to port in Singapore.

“The extent of damage and personnel injuries is being determined,” the 7th Fleet said.

Search and rescue efforts are underway. U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopters and Ospreys have been mobilized, joining tugboats from Singapore, a Singapore navy ship and helicopters, and a Singapore police coast guard vessel.
“Our first priority is determining the safety of the ship and crew,” Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, wrote via Twitter. “As more information is learned, we will share it.”
President Donald Trump, returning to the White House on Sunday night, responded to reporters’ questions about the collision by saying: “That’s too bad.”

The McCain, a 505-foot-long Arleigh Burke-class destroyer based at the 7th Fleet’s home port in Yokosuka, Japan, had been on its way to a routine port visit in Singapore. Shipping data showed that the Alnic, a 600-foot-long oil tanker with a dead weight of 50,760 tons, also was on its way to Singapore.

This collision comes just days after the Navy issued a report listing errors that led to a collision between the USS Fitzgerald – also a Yokosuka-based Arleigh Burke-class destroyer – and a much larger container ship just south of Japan in June.

The collision killed seven sailors, all of whom drowned in their berth compartments when the container ship struck the destroyer’s side.

US NAVY SHIP COLLIDES WITH OIL TANKER OFF SINGAPORE

Ten sailors are missing and five injured after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, the US Navy says.

The USS John McCain was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when it struck the Liberian-flagged vessel.

A wide-ranging search and rescue operation is under way.

It is the second serious collision involving a US Navy ship in recent months.

The collision, which was reported at 05:24 local time on Monday (21:24 GMT on Sunday), happened as the USS John McCain prepared to perform a routine port stop in Singapore.

Initial reports indicated that the ship had “sustained damage” to its port side, but the US Navy said it was now sailing under its own power and heading to Singapore’s port.

US military helicopters as well as the Singapore navy and coast guard are conducting search and rescue efforts. Malaysia has also joined in the rescue effort.

The waterways around Singapore are among the busiest in the world, known to convey vast amounts of the world’s trade in goods and oil. The Strait of Malacca itself is considered one of the most strategic commercial waterways in the world.

There are few details on the status of the oil tanker, the Alnic MC, and its crew.

Tracking website MarineTraffic put its position as several kilometres off the eastern coast of the Malaysian state of Johor on Monday morning, about 90 minutes after the incident.

The tanker has a gross tonnage of 30,000, about three times that of USS John McCain and one report suggested it was “ballasting”, which means it was not loaded with oil for cargo.

US senator John McCain, whom the ship is named after, tweeted that he and his wife were praying for the sailors.

In June, seven US sailors were killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship in Japanese waters near the port city of Yokosuka.

Those who died were found in flooded berths on board the ship after the collision caused a gash under the warship’s waterline.

The US Navy said last week that about a dozen sailors would be disciplined, and the commanding officer and other senior crew would be taken off the ship.

According to maritime rules, vessels are supposed to give way to ships on their starboard side.

 

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