Phillip Fields graduated from Pike Central High School in 1999 and is a member of the USS John S. McCain crew.
Fields' wife talked with WYMT and said she did not hear from him for hours following the collision but spoke with him on the phone early Monday morning. She says he is fine, just a little shaken up.
Fields was on board the USS John S. McCain, which collided with a tanker in the Southeast Asian waters Sunday evening (early Monday morning in Singapore).
Ten sailors have been reported missing and two naval ships have been sent to join search and rescue efforts.
The guided-missile destroyer sustained damage to one to its left rear side during the collision.