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UPDATE: 10 US Navy sailors missing after destroyer collides with merchant ship

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In this photo taken Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, the USS John S. McCain sails off the coast of Vietnam In this photo taken Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, the USS John S. McCain sails off the coast of Vietnam

UPDATE- Ten US Navy sailors are missing after a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship east of Singapore early Monday, the Navy said in a statement.

The Navy's 7th Fleet said the USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while the destroyer was making its way to a port visit in Singapore. The collision was reported at 5:24 am local time, according to the Navy statement.

A Navy official told CNN the McCain was fighting flooding in several places and that it had limited propulsion and electrical power.

In addition to the 10 missing sailors, the Navy said five were injured in the collision.

Search and rescue efforts are under way, the Navy statement said, with helicopters and Marine Corps Osprey aircraft from the amphibious assault ship USS America responding.

Singaporean ships and helicopters were also responding, the Navy said.

Initial reports indicate the US ship sustained damage to its aft port (rear left) side, the Navy statement said. It said the McCain was steaming under its own power to port.

It did not give information on the status of the merchant vessel.

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SINGAPORE (AP) -- A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer has collided with a merchant ship in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca.
   The Navy's 7th Fleet says that the USS John S. McCain sustained damage on its port side from the collision with the Alnic MC on Monday at 5:24 a.m.
   Search and rescue efforts were underway in coordination with local authorities. There were no initial reports of injuries.
   It is the second collision involving a Navy ship in the Pacific in two months. Seven sailors died in June when the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship hit each other in waters off Japan.
   The Japan-based 7th fleet said the McCain was heading to Singapore for a routine port visit.

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