'Sudden Turn' Led to Deadly Collision of US Naval Warship, Oil Tanker
The collision of a U.S. Navy warship with an oil tanker last year was caused when the warship made "a sudden turn" that put it in the path of the tanker, according to a report issued Thursday by the Singapore government. Ten sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain were killed when their ship collided with the Liberian-registered Alnic MC, Aug. 21, 2017, near the Strait of Malacca in Singapore territorial waters. The report by the city-state's Transport Safety Investigation Board said "a series of missteps" led the USS John S. McCain to make its fatal turn just minutes before slamming into the Alnic MC. The USS John S. McCain is named after the father and grandfather of U.S. Senator John McCain, both of them prominent admirals. Two months earlier, another U.S. guided-missile destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a Philippine container ship off the Japanese coast, resulting in...
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