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USS John S McCain suffered flooding after collision, says US Navy

Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, the US 7th Fleet said

Reuters  |  Singapore 

The USS John S McCain, a US warship that collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, arrived at Changi Naval Base in Singapore after suffering damage to its hull that caused flooding in compartments, the US Navy said. "Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms. Damage control efforts by the crew halted further flooding," the US 7th Fleet said in a statement.

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First Published: Mon, August 21 2017. 16:48 IST
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