August 21, 2017 / 2:02 AM / a year ago

Ten sailors missing from USS John S. McCain after collision

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ten sailors are missing and five injured after a U.S. warship collided with a merchant vessel east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said.

FILE PHOTO - The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain sails in formation during exercise Foal Eagle 2013 in waters west of the Korean peninsula in this March 21, 2013 handout photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Declan Barnes/Handout/File Photo

The U.S. Navy said in an earlier statement the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was damaged after it collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC.

Reporting by Masayuki Kitano; Editing by Paul Tait

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