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U.S. Navy ship collides with oil tanker in Persian Gulf

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Porter suffered significant damage after colliding with an oil tanker, the Japanese-owned, Panamanian flagged M/V Otowasan, in the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday. The crash happened while the USS Porter was passing through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf while the tanker was coming the opposite direction, just entering the Strait of Hormuz.

Video: U.S. Navy destroyer USS Porter after the crash


Update: No Injuries In Strait Of Hormuz Collision

Source: U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs, Official Website of the United States Navy

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (NNS) -- No one was hurt when a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer and a large Japanese owned merchant vessel collided near the Strait of Hormuz Aug. 12.

Strait of Hormuz

The collision between USS Porter (DDG 78) and the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. local time.

Porter transited under its own power to Jebel Ali, UAE and is now pierside for assessment and repair.

The incident is under investigation.

USS Porter is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

... Payvand News - 08/13/12 ... --

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