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    US Navy has recovered and identified the remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel in Singapore's territorial waters, the US Navy's Seventh Fleet said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On August 21, USS John S. McCain collided with the Alnic MC oil tanker near the Strait of Malacca.

    "U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers have now recovered the remains of all 10 USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors," the US Navy said in a statement.

    The crash left five sailors injured.

    The USS John S. McCain is the second Seventh Fleet ship to collide with another vessel this summer and the fourth since January. In June, seven sailors were killed in a separate incident when the USS Fitzgerald hit a cargo ship off the coast of Japan.

    Shortly after the second incident, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the US 7th Fleet, was ousted.


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