USS John McCain collision near Singapore; 10 Sailors Missing

by Fox News
August 21, 2017

Diving operations are set to begin on Monday as American, Singaporean and Malaysian armed forces search for the 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early-morning collision between a Navy destroyer and a tanker near Singapore — the second collision involving a Navy ship in the Asia-Pacific region in two months.

U.S. Navy officials told Fox News diving operations will begin inside the flooded compartments aboard USS John S. McCain. USS America, a large amphibious assault ship, arrived in the Singapore port near the stricken Navy destroyer and will lead the diving efforts, officials said.

The Navy said five sailors were hurt in Monday’s collision between the USS John S. McCain and the 600-foot Alnic MC, an oil and chemical tanker. The four who required additional treatment were taken by helicopter to Singapore, where the McCain had been headed.

One of the injured, Operations Specialist 2nd Class Navin Ramdhun, posted a Facebook message saying he was OK and awaiting surgery for an arm injury. He told The Associated Press that he was sleeping at the time of the collision and is not sure what happened.

20 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    One would think that with Radar working someone would see another ship approaching and take evasive action before another collision. There was a time the Navy used human look-outs for just that reason. Perhaps that is what it will take to prevent future mishaps and loss of life. Sometimes Old Fashioned ideas are based on common sense and what really works.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    Must be more holdovers from the Obama tribe, and plus the name itself doomed the ship! But I do hope the people are recovered! There is a serious problem!!

  • Momma Beth says:

    WTH is going on within our navy lately? Prayers for the injured and missing

    1. I Seigel says:

      Problems start at the top, with leadership. Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, JCS, CiC.

      You can be sure if this had happened any time in the last 8 years, you would have been howling for Obama’s head.

      1. Momma Beth says:

        Excuse me, I Siegel, but you have no idea what makes me howl.

        1. I Seigel says:

          The smart money says that if we could search on your old posts here, we’d find you howling about Obama about something or other. I’m just sayin’….

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            If you check most everyone has talked about the loser!!

          2. I Seigel says:


      2. Rodney Steward says:

        8 years a fool can mess up things for a long time!!

        1. I Seigel says:

          Nope. Trump has done EVERYTHING he can, so far, to cancel out Obama’s policies. What’s happening now is all on Trump.

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            Doing away with everything Obama is a good thing, with his hatred of America there’s still things to change!

          2. I Seigel says:

            Yeah whatever.

      3. Rodney Steward says:

        This is the part Obama hated most, was our military and way to many people in laces that they are not qualified for, did you not see where in the first ship wreck the top 3, a Commander and 2 others were released for lack of job experience, and they were there longer than Trump’s been in office! Like I said Brother, it takes time to straighten out 8 years a fool!! 🙂

        1. I Seigel says:

          Please note that the head of the Seventh Fleet has just been let go from his post. It has nothing to do with Obama.

          Also please note that commanders and other officers are promoted by rules within each armed service. The president doesn’t have anything personally to do with these personnel issues.

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            I’m pretty well up on that, I have 3 family members in now that hated Obama along with most everyone else that they know in there, all races too! He hurt all phases of our military, but this is what you get when you lower the standards for the White house, now we have class back in and a real woman for a First Lady that don’t have a name Big Mike! 🙂

          2. I Seigel says:

            Yup, we have Klass back in the White House alright! And a real trophy wife for a First Lady that isn’t really an American and can’t deliver a speech of her own making. SAD.

          3. Rodney Steward says:

            She isn’t President, but Obama was, and till this day, no one still knows for sure if the boy was a real American, I’d say NOOOO!!!! But this classy woman can speak 5 languages and not just coonism!!

          4. I Seigel says:

            And how many languages can our klassy president speak? I know he can speak Jive.

          5. Rodney Steward says:

            Same as Opey, but Opey had one more on him, Ebonics, Al-Sharpton special !! 🙂

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