US Navy ship collides with merchant vessel near Strait of Hormuz

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US Navy ship collides with merchant vessel near Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. Navy reported Sunday a collision between a guided missile destroyer and a large Japanese-owned merchant vessel near the Strait of Hormuz. There were no injuries.

The collision happened between the USS Porter and the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan about 1 a.m. local time, according to a Navy news release.

Overall damage to the Porter is being evaluated, but the ship is able to operate under its own power, the release stated.

No personnel on either vessel were injured in the collision, reported by the Navy as "not combat related."

The incident is under investigation.

The USS Porter, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

 

 

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