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US Navy Vessels Collide in Strait of Hormuz

By VOA News

The U.S. Navy says two of its vessels have collided in the Strait of Hormuz, between Iran and the Arabian peninsula. The Navy's 5th Fleet says the two vessels - a submarine and an amphibious ship - collided early Friday.

Officials say the amphibious ship USS New Orleans ruptured a fuel tank, and damage to both vessels is being evaluated.

Fifteen people aboard the submarine, USS Hartford, were slightly injured.

No other information about the incident was immediately available.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.


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