Initial reports indicated that the warship had damages to its port side aft, according to the statement.
Search crews were underway, the Navy said.
President Trump responded to news of USS John S. McCain’s collision saying, “that’s too bad,” according to pool reports, Kaitlan Collins reported on Twitter.
Trump later tweeted, “Thoughts & prayers are w/ our @USNavy sailors aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain where search & rescue efforts are underway.”
“Cindy & I are keeping America’s sailors aboard the USS John S McCain in our prayers tonight – appreciate the work of search & rescue crews,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tweeted.
The ship was named after John S. McCain, Sr. and John S. McCain, Jr. who both were Navy admirals.
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