‘Steering Casualty’ Caused Warship to Collide With Commercial Tanker Near Singapore, Navy Official Says; Search for 10 Missing Sailors Continues

The USS John S. McCain suffered a “steering casualty” as the warship was beginning its approach into the Strait of Malacca, near Singapore, causing it to collide with a commercial tanker Monday, a US Navy official told CNN.

The official said it was unclear why the crew couldn’t utilize the ship’s backup steering systems to maintain control of ship.

The USS John S. McCain conducts a patrol in the South China Sea, Jan. 22, 2017. (Credit: CNN/Petty Officer 3rd Class James Vazquez)

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