US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John S McCain (DDG 56) has been moved in preparation for on load to the heavy lift vessel MV Treasure. MV Treasure will transport McCain to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, where it is scheduled to undergo repairs when it arrives at the site in October. John S. McCain suffered major damage in a collision with the oil/chemical tanker Alnic MC on August 21 while the ships were underway in waters east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.
After more than 80 hours of multinational search efforts, the U.S. Navy said it suspended search and rescue operations for USS John S. McCain sailors that went missing after the collision with the Liberian-flagged tanker Alnic MC. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers will continue search and recovery efforts inside flooded compartments in the ship for the missing sailors. Until now, the divers recovered the remains of one sailor, confirmed as Electronics Technician 3rd Class, Ke