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Another US Navy Mishap

Discussion in 'The Americas' started by Flyboy!, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Flyboy!

    Flyboy! Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Dec 18, 2014
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    Ten sailors are missing and five injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, the U.S. Navy said late Sunday.

    The five injured sailors suffered “minor” injuries, a U.S. Navy official told Fox News.

    Search and rescue efforts were launched in coordination with local authorities, the Navy said. Initial reports indicated the warship sustained damage to its port side aft, the left rear of the ship.

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    #USSJohnSMcCain involved in collision with a merchant vessel while east of the Strait of Malacca. Updates to follow. http://ow.ly/ZmEf30exZfL

    President Trump, returning to the White House from his "working vacation," responded to word of the collision by saying, "that's too bad."

    The warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., both Admirals in the U.S. Navy, and the grandfather and father, respectively, of the Arizona senator.

    The ship is based at the fleet's homeport of Yokosuka, Japan. It was commissioned in 1994 and has a crew of 23 officers, 24 chief petty officers and 291 enlisted sailors, according to the Navy's website.

    The Alnic MC, the merchant vessel USS John S. McCain collided with, is a 600-foot oil and chemical tanker.
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  2. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate THINKER

    Apr 16, 2017
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    Yeah,was just reading this. Luckily we are bereft of the conspiracy theorists otherwise it would have been 'hacking' or 'insider job' theory by now.

    @Averageamerican what is wrong with USN right now? We understand you are interacting with IN a lot and we had similar series of mishaps sometime back but don't emulate us ;)
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  3. sunstersun

    sunstersun Lieutenant IDF NewBie

    May 12, 2017
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    Ocean is overrunning with too many USN ships :p
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