The second American destroyer in the summer collided with a merchant vessel.

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The second American destroyer in the summer collided with a merchant vessel.







American destroyer John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca, east of Singapore. This is the second such case in two months.

The collision of an American destroyer with an oil tanker Alnic MC, flying under the flag of Liberia, occurred at 05:24 am local time (00:24 Moscow time). As explained in the US Navy, the destroyer was sent to the port of Singapore after patrolling in the South China Sea.
As a result of a collision with a merchant ship, five American sailors were injured. Four of them were evacuated to a hospital in Singapore with injuries that did not threaten life.
Another ten US servicemen are reported missing.
In the search and rescue operation involved American helicopters Seahawk and Osprey, as well as ships of the naval forces of Singapore and Malaysia.
The oil tanker Alnic MC is about three times larger than the American destroyer.
The photos published by the head of the Malaysian Navy show that as a result of the collision, "John S. McCain" suffered damage to the left part of the stern. "John S. McCain", a missile destroyer of the "Arly Burke" type, Tomahawk missiles are on his arsenal. The destroyer is named after two admirals of the US Navy, John S. McCain the Younger and John S. McCain the Elder, the father and grandfather of Republican Senator John McCain.

As one of the Alnic MC crew members told Reuters, the tanker is carrying nearly 12,000 tons of oil from Taiwan to Singapore. According to him, there was no leakage of oil.
In honor of whom the destroyer is named President of the United States Donald Trump, who just returned to Washington from vacation, commenting on the incident, told reporters: "This is very bad." The second incident for two months on June 16 off the coast of Japan encountered an American destroyer "Fitzgerald" and a container ship ACX Crystal, which was flying the flag of the Philippines. After the clash, seven American servicemen disappeared. Their bodies were found in one of the submerged compartments of the destroyer on 18 June. None of the crew of the container ship was injured.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ear-singapore-10-sailors-9141592?view=DEFAULT
 
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There is something extremely wrong with this USN ..Two ships and both collided with Big cargo ships ..This one is even worst it collided in day time ..Were they doing something like blind sailing turn of the GPS and lets sail it with our hands type ..Something pilots do in turning of the auto pilot in commercial aircraft's and wanted to do some manual flying ..

Or

Is there a hidden hand in both the collisions of the chinese who wanted US to loose maximum ships even before the first bullet is fired ...

Or it is just a plain stupid accident because of the mistakes of the USN crew ...
 

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There is something extremely wrong with this USN ..Two ships and both collided with Big cargo ships ..This one is even worst it collided in day time ..Were they doing something like blind sailing turn of the GPS and lets sail it with our hands type ..Something pilots do in turning of the auto pilot in commercial aircraft's and wanted to do some manual flying ..

Or

Is there a hidden hand in both the collisions of the chinese who wanted US to loose maximum ships even before the first bullet is fired ...

Or it is just a plain stupid accident because of the mistakes of the USN crew ...
My vote goes to Chinese collusion.
 

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Looking at the accident I don't understand how 10 persons can go missing ??? !
 

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And I thought Indian Navy has an "accident problem". This doesn't even look like a frikking accident. There is something cooking that even The Rock can't smell.



But it is also true that the scale of corruption in USN will put IN to shame.
 

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US to Pause Naval Operations Worldwide After USS John McCain Crash
"This trend demands more forceful action. As such I’ve directed an operational pause be taken in all of our fleets around the world," Richardson said.

Earlier on Monday, five sailors were injured after the McCain collided with the Alnic MC near the Malacca straits. Four sailors were taken to local hospitals and the injury of the fifth sailor did not require hospital assistance.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that a probe into recent collisions has been ordered. The defense secretary said there is a separate investigation underway that would determine what happened to US destroyer John S. McCain, which is damaged after colliding with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore.
The collision is the second by a US ship with a civilian vessel in the Seventh Fleet area of operations this summer.

Richardson said the review will examine the process of training and certifying forces, operational tempo, maintenance trends and other areas to determine the root cause of the incidents.

The probe would also look at how tactical and navigational personnel are trained and verified, Richardson added.

Seven Navy personnel were killed in the Fitzgerald collision, and the ship’s commander was relieved of duty last week.
 

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Fat Leonard scandal

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Leonard_scandal

Since 2013, 28 people have been criminally charged in connection with the Fat Leonard bribery and corruption scandal. According to investigators, more than 200 people — including 30 admirals — have come under scrutiny under the inquiry.
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This despite the fact that corruption is legalised by the Pentagon in the form of lucrative jobs post retirement and the "speech circuit".
 

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Fat Leonard scandal

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Leonard_scandal

Since 2013, 28 people have been criminally charged in connection with the Fat Leonard bribery and corruption scandal. According to investigators, more than 200 people — including 30 admirals — have come under scrutiny under the inquiry.
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This despite the fact that corruption is legalised by the Pentagon in the form of lucrative jobs post retirement and the "speech circuit".
Wow there is an Indian involved as well. Where there is corruption, there will be an Indian.

Ex-US Navy staff member charged with getting cash bribes and lavish hotel stay from contractor
Gursharan Kaur Sharon Rachael was charged in court on Thursday (Dec 3) with seven counts of corruptly receiving $130,278 cash. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
 

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When they say 6 persons missing these are the sailors who not be reported yet so they don t know they are dead ..most probably they are dead ..On the USN fitzgerald accident to there were 7 people missing on the day of accident the next day their bodies were recovered from the below decks which was also the resting quarters of the sailors ..As the time of the USN McCain is also early hour i expect those missing might be sleeping in the lower decks and they might have been injured and might be chance the collision would have blocked way to reach those places ...

$250 million and 1 year hospitalisation was what doctor ordered for USN Fitzgerald

Now for USN John McCain it will be similar medical bill

with these out of 16 DDGs in the US seventh fleet in pacific command 2 are taken out by the chinese without a war .. 14 more to go ..Next what planning to damage a USN SSN with an icebreaker ship :notsure:

Looking at the accident I don't understand how 10 persons can go missing ??? !
 
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Yep.... Mera Bharat mahan, 100 main se 99 beimaan.

I am telling you man, US is far far more corrupt than what it's Transparency International rankings may suggest.

Difference between India and US is the legalisation of corruption. No billionaire in India can openly claim that he is going to fund BJP or Congress not even Adani. On the other hand, George Soros and Koch brothers are doing this for decades.

Politicians, Bureaucrats, Generals and Admirals make millions for giving "speeches" in a perfectly legal setup. Our Generals try to sell a few acre of army land, get caught and courtmarshalled.
 
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This should be a Chinese conspiracy to either bribe or pay these merchant ship sailors to deliberately collide with U.S. navy ships. If US navy ships were anchored, didn't merchant ships also see big US naval ships in front of them?

US will pause their activities in Indo-Pacific region, benefits China. China is good at sabotage. US should have known this.
 

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cause of Such " Accidents" ........:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

36 Women Pregnant Aboard a Navy Ship That Served in Gulf
http://www.nytimes.com/1991/04/30/us/36-women-pregnant-aboard-a-navy-ship-that-served-in-gulf.html

US Navy sailor gives birth on aircraft carrier after complaining of stomach pains
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/...-carrier-after-complaining-stomach-pains.html

Everybody Is Fu**ing Each Other: Life On An Aircraft Carrier
http://www.cracked.com/personal-exp...x-suicides-things-i-saw-aircraft-carrier.html


 

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UDC USS America (LHA 6) came to the Changi Navy and moored next to the destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56).



The crew of the UDC will assist in the assessment of damages and the carrying out of priority repair works. The USS America air force is involved in the search for ten missing seamen.

According to preliminary data, the destroyer received serious damage to the hull, flooded the cabin, engine room and communication center.
Http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=102036
 

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Well these two accidents were foreseen by the USN long back when it pointed out in a report that lack of experience of captains of the ship handling skills ..

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