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South China Sea / Ships Collision #1115029

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 2017
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(Charleston, South Carolina: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The collision of the USS John S. McCain with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore with sailors missing featured; scenes from the South China Sea of the damaged ship & diagram of the ships colliding shown; details given about other recent Navy ship accidents, including the USS Fitzgerald off Japan & the Navy's decision to halt all operations. [US Central Command retired Adm. Robert HARWARD†- calls this an inexcusable tragedy; speaks about seamanship.] [Navy Adm. John RICHARDSON†- calls for forceful action: a pause.] The loss of two billion-dollar warships at a time of tension with North Korea discussed.

Muir, David;
Raddatz, Martha

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