Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

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Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

Damage to the portside is visible as the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC on Monday. The USS John S. McCain was docked at Singapore’s naval base with “significant damage” to its hull after an early morning collision with the Alnic MC as vessels from several nations searched Monday for missing U.S. sailors.
Malaysian Maritime Director Indera Abu Bakar points the damage of USS John S. McCain shown on a screen during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday. The U.S. Navy said the USS John S. McCain arrived at Singapore’s naval base with “significant damage” to its hull after a collision early Monday between it and an oil tanker east of Singapore. A number of U.S. sailors are missing after the collision, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months.
Then Lt. John S. McCain III, left, and his parents, Rear Adm. John S. McCain Jr. and Roberta Wright McCain take part in the ceremony to commission McCain Field, the U.S. Navy training base in Meridian, Miss., named in honor of Adm. John S. McCain, in photo at top, respectively grandfather and father to the two McCains. on July 14, 1961. Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Monday, east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. The 505-foot McCain is named after U.S. Sen. John McCain’s father and grandfather, who were both U.S. admirals.

Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

Damage to the portside is visible as the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC on Monday. The USS John S. McCain was docked at Singapore’s naval base with “significant damage” to its hull after an early morning collision with the Alnic MC as vessels from several nations searched Monday for missing U.S. sailors.
Malaysian Maritime Director Indera Abu Bakar points the damage of USS John S. McCain shown on a screen during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday. The U.S. Navy said the USS John S. McCain arrived at Singapore’s naval base with “significant damage” to its hull after a collision early Monday between it and an oil tanker east of Singapore. A number of U.S. sailors are missing after the collision, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months.
Then Lt. John S. McCain III, left, and his parents, Rear Adm. John S. McCain Jr. and Roberta Wright McCain take part in the ceremony to commission McCain Field, the U.S. Navy training base in Meridian, Miss., named in honor of Adm. John S. McCain, in photo at top, respectively grandfather and father to the two McCains. on July 14, 1961. Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Monday, east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. The 505-foot McCain is named after U.S. Sen. John McCain’s father and grandfather, who were both U.S. admirals.
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