The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain arrived pier side at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on Monday after it was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.
The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time on Monday. Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms, the Navy said. Damage control efforts by the crew halted further flooding.
Photos of the damage show a large hole above and below the waterline on the port side aft.
The guided-missile destroyer was able to reach port under its own power.
There are currently 10 Sailors missing and five injured. Four of the injured were medically evacuated by a Singapore Armed Forces helicopter to a hospital in Singapore for non-life threatening injuries. The fifth injured Sailor does not require further medical attention.
Alnic MC is a Liberian-flagged 600-foot oil and chemical tanker with a gross tonnage of 30,000. The ship is 183 meters in length and 32.2 meters in beam. It was built in 2008.
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