Photos and videos have emerged online showing a result of the collision involving the guided-missile destroyer USS John McCain and the oil tanker Alnic MC.
The incident took place east of the Strait of Malacca before the dawn on Monday. Five sailors were injured in the collision. 10 others are missing.
“Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft,” the Navy said in a statement. “There are currently 10 sailors missing and five injured.”
The damage to the hull resulted in flooding to compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms. However, the destroyer made its way to Singapore’s Changi Naval Base afternoon under its own power.