Monday, August 13, 2012
U.S. Navy destroyer collides with Japanese oil tanker
The U.S. Navy released a statement that on of its guided missile destroyers, USS Porter, collided with the Japanese oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
"Both vessels are okay and the Strait of Hormuz is not closed, and business is as usual there," an un-named Oman coast guard official told Reuters. There were no reported injuries.
The collision that is currently investigation left a large hole on the starboard side of the destroyer.
There have been no reports of any spillage from the oil tanker.
The USS Porter has been on deployment with the U.S. 5th Fleet that is based in Bahrain.
Photo credit: U.S. Navy Photo
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