Malaysia creates probe team on US warship collision

Malaysia has formed a special team to investigate the collision of a US warship and a Liberian-flagged merchant vessel seven nautical miles off the coast of Johor.

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said his country is currently working with both the Singapore and the US governments to assist and also to look into the incident. Last Monday, the John S. McCain was passing east of the Strait of Malacca on its way to a port in Singapore when it collided with the Alnic MC that was transporting 12,000 tons of oil. No oil leaks have been reported in the area. Ten American sailors were killed. This was the second accident involving a Navy ship in the Pacific ocean in the past two months.

Source: VOV5

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