>> The pentagon ordering a sweeping halt in navy operations on Monday after an American destroyer struck an oil tanker near Singapore, the second collision in two months involving an American war ship. The halt to start in a few days and be staggered worldwide to ensure safe operations. This says ten US sailors remained unaccounted for.
After the destroyer USS John McCain collided with the Alnic MC as it approached Singapore, Monday, in the predawn hours. The impact tearing a hole in the warship's hull below the waterline. And flooding quarters where crew members had been sleeping. The Navy said the crew was able to stop the flooding.
The ship limping into dock at Singapore's Changi Naval Base. The collision coming after McCain's sister ship the Fitzgerald nearly sank off the coast of Japan in June after it struck a Philippine container ship killing 7 US sailors. The US Navy last week removed two senior officers on the Fitzgerald for their role in the earlier mishap.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis saying Admiral John Richardson would conduct a broad investigation of naval operations worldwide.>> Once we have those facts, we'll share them with you.>> The Navy saying there was no indication the event Monday was anything but an accident. But said the review would include weather, cyber security could have been a factor.
Officials express worry Monday over having the two destroyers sidelined for months of repairs at a time of high tensions with North Korea