USS John S McCain collision: USS America arrives at Changi to help search for missing sailors
Amphibious assault ship USS America. (Photo: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Chad Swysgood)
SINGAPORE: Amphibious assault ship USS America arrived at Changi Naval Base on Monday (Aug 21) to help support search operations for 10 US Navy sailors missing after the USS John S McCain collided with an oil tanker in Singapore territorial waters. Search and rescue efforts continue in coordination with local authorities, the US Navy said in a media statement.Singapore's Maritime Port Authority said on Monday night that search and rescue operations would continue through the night, and that Singapore authorities would spare no effort to try to find the missing crew members.In its statement, the US Navy acknowledged search and rescue efforts by assets from Singapore as well as Malaysia.
The US Navy said that the Republic of Singapore Navy patrol ship RSS Gallant, along with an SAF Super Puma helicopter and Police Coast Guard vessels Tiger Shark and Sandbar Shark continue to provide assistance.It added that US Navy MH-60S helicopters and MV-22 Ospreys from the USS America were supporting search operations at sea.
oil tanker were injured, MPA earlier said.