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>> A search and rescue operation underway east of Singapore on Monday, after the American warship USS John S McCain collided with an oil tanker during a routine visit through one of the world's busiest waterways just before dawn. The US Navy says, 10 of its sailors are missing and five are injured.
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Four of them have been airlifted to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The damaged destroyer is now sailing under its own power to a Singapore port. Reuters Bettina Gough went out to see the ship.>> We're near Changi Naval Base and it seems that the ship is moving by itself.
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There's dozens of people on deck. The damage looks pretty big, about three to four meters wide. There are a few other boats surrounding the McCain. We're not sure what it's going to do, but they're trying to keep us from the boat.>> President Trump and Senator John McCain have both tweeted about the accident, offering their thoughts and prayers to sailors and praising rescue teams.
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It's the second collision involving a US Navy vessel in Asian waters in little more than two months. After a USS Fitzgerald almost sunk off the coast of Japan following a collision with the Philippine container ship. That accident killing seven sailors on board. USS Fitzgerald and John S McCain are both ballistic missile defense capable ships, and are part of the same Japan based destroyer squadron.
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The US Navy says it's too early to know whether more warships will now be needed to boost the fleet, as tensions with North Korea remain high.