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Navy Expands Search Area for Missing USS John S. McCain Sailors

Navy Expands Search Area for Missing USS John S. McCain Sailors

Navy and Marine Corps divers provide support to the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) at Changi Naval Base, Singapore Aug. 23, 2017. The McCain sustained significant damage following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Strait of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21, 2017. US Navy

The Navy is expanding the search for sailors assigned to USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) missing following its collision with chemical tanker Alnic MC on Monday. Read More

Territorial Dispute Could Cloud USS John S. McCain Search and Rescue Effort

Territorial Dispute Could Cloud USS John S. McCain Search and Rescue Effort

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KUALA LUMPUR — Since the Monday collision of the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) both the Malaysian and Singapore authorities have been issuing statements which claimed the incident took place in their respective national waters as part on an ongoing territorial dispute that could complicate search and rescue efforts for the missing U.S. sailors. Read More

Navy: Bodies of Some of the 10 Missing USS John McCain Sailors Have Been Found

Navy: Bodies of Some of the 10 Missing USS John McCain Sailors Have Been Found

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) arrives pier side at Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Strait of Malacca. US Navy Photo

Divers have discovered remains of USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) sailors during an evaluation of the ship after it arrived at Changi Naval Base in Singapore, Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift told reporters on Tuesday. Read More

Chain of Incidents Involving U.S. Navy Warships in the Western Pacific Raise Readiness, Training Questions

Chain of Incidents Involving U.S. Navy Warships in the Western Pacific Raise Readiness, Training Questions

Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) moored pier side at Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms. Damage control efforts by the crew halted further flooding. The incident will be investigated. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON — The unprecedented string of U.S. surface ship incidents that have resulted in the death of at least seven sailors and hundred of millions in damages is prompting the Navy to take a hard look at how they operate their warships in the Western Pacific, Navy officials told USNI News on Monday. Read More

UPDATED: USS John McCain Collides with Chemical Tanker in the South China Sea; 10 Sailors Missing, 4 Evacuated

UPDATED: USS John McCain Collides with Chemical Tanker in the South China Sea; 10 Sailors Missing, 4 Evacuated

USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) breaks away from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) following a refueling-at-sea on June 17, 2017. US Navy Photo

This story was updated with a new statement from U.S. 7th Fleet. 

Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a chemical tanker in the South China Sea near Singapore, a Navy official told USNI News on Sunday. Read More

Experts Wary White House Could Trade Beijing South China Sea Concessions for Help With North Korea

Experts Wary White House Could Trade Beijing South China Sea Concessions for Help With North Korea

Airstrip construction on the Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea is pictured in this April 2, 2015.

While Southeast Asian nations take comfort from the Trump administration’s stated interest in the region, a Singapore-based international security expert said they still remain wary of the president turning their territorial disputes with China as a bargaining chip to pressure Beijing to rein in North Korea. Read More

Interview: Plans For 2 Littoral Combat Ships in Singapore, 1 in Bahrain in 2018 Shaped By Lessons Learned

Interview: Plans For 2 Littoral Combat Ships in Singapore, 1 in Bahrain in 2018 Shaped By Lessons Learned

The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) is underway in formation with ships from the Royal Thai Navy as part of a division tactics exercise during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand on June 3, 2017. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – The Navy is laying the groundwork now for more complex Littoral Combat Ship operations in Asia and the Middle East, preparing to deploy two simultaneously to Singapore and one to Bahrain in 2018, the program executive officer for LCS told USNI News. Read More

Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado Arrives in Singapore

Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado Arrives in Singapore

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USS Coronado (LCS-4) arrives at Photo by Mike Yeo Used with Permission

USS Coronado (LCS-4) arrives at Changi Naval Base on Oct. 16, 2016. Photo by Mike Yeo Used with Permission

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore — USS Coronado (LCS-4) has arrived in Singapore to begin a scheduled rotational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific, marking the first time the trimaran-hulled Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship has been deployed to the region. Read More