The bodies of sailors found in the compartment of the US destroyer “John McCain”
The bodies of several missing sailors from the U.S. destroyer “John McCain” found in one of the compartments of the ship.
This was reported by the commander of the Pacific fleet of the U.S. Navy, reports on Tuesday, August 22, the Associated Press Twitter.
“We are working to identify those remains,” quoted swift to NBC New York. He added that rescue efforts continue.
Search sailors engaged in military divers. Using special equipment, they inspect the flooded compartments.
On 20 August the destroyer collided with an oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca. As a result, five sailors were injured and ten were reported missing. On the ship left a big dent. He is now in the port of Singapore.
“John McCain” destroyer type Arleigh Burke. Built at the shipyard Bath Iron Works, assigned to naval station Yokosuka, Japan. The ship launched in 1992, was commissioned in 1999. The ship is named in honor of John S. McCain Jr. and John S. McCain Senior, admirals of the US Navy.