The U.S. Navy suspended operations around the world after a collision with a U.S. destroyer tanker off the coast of Singapore. On Monday, August 21, the head of naval operations, Admiral United States Navy John Richardson.
The night before in the Malacca Strait missile destroyer John S. McCain collided with the oil tanker Alnic MC, which went under the flag of Liberia.
The collision occurred when an American ship was heading for mooring in the port of Singapore. As a result, the destroyer was damaged left side. Four sailors were injured, ten missing.
The crew of the tanker were not injured.
This is the second collision involving a vessel of the American fleet over the past few months.
In June, in the territorial waters of Japan, there was a collision of USS Fitzgerald and merchant vessel ACX Crystal, which was under the flag of Philippines. Seven sailors had been missing. But later their bodies were found in the submerged part of the ship.