The Latest: Senator tweets prayers for USS John S. McCain

The Latest on the collision between a U.S. Navy ship and a merchant ship near Singapore (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

U.S. Sen. John McCain says he is praying for the sailors aboard the USS John S. McCain after the warship collided with a tanker in Southeast Asian waters.

The Navy has said 10 sailors are missing and five were hurt in the collision with the Alnic MC in waters east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca early Monday.

The Arizona Republican tweeted: “Cindy & I are keeping America’s sailors aboard the USS John S McCain in our prayers tonight – appreciate the work of search & rescue crews.”

The senator is a Navy veteran whose father and grandfather were decorated for their actions in the Pacific in World War II. Both elder McCains became admirals and the ship is named for them.

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10 a.m.

Malaysia has sent two naval ships to join the search and rescue efforts after a U.S. Navy ship collided with a tanker in Southeast Asian waters.

The U.S. Navy has said 10 sailors from the USS John S. McCain are missing after it collided with the Alnic MC in waters east…

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