Ten American sailors are missing and five injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel east of Singapore early Monday. Videos acquired by WSJ show a helicopter taking injured crew members to Singapore General Hospital. Photo: Reuters
The U.S. Navy announced a pause in its global operations and patrols and has begun a broad investigation after the destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel, leaving 10 sailors missing, the second such incident in as many months.
The response by the U.S. military signals the Navy believes it needs to examine whether there may be institutional problems behind the deadly collisions.