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    US President Donald Trump said his "thoughts and prayers" were with US navy sailors of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain which had collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Singapore.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the US navy said the destroyer had collided with Alnic MC east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Monday at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time (on Sunday at 21:24 GMT). There are currently ten US navy sailors missing and five injured.

    "Thoughts & prayers are w/ our USNavy sailors aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain where search & rescue efforts are underway," Trump wrote in his Twitter blog.

    The navy said the ship was sailing under its own power and heading to Changi Naval Base in Singapore.

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