USS Porter Collision with a Japanese Vessel Leaves No Injuries

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dubai- (PanOrient News) No one was hurt Sunday morning when a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer and a large Japanese-owned merchant vessel collided near the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. Navy in Manama, Bahrain said.

The collision between USS Porter and the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1 a.m. local time and is under investigation, it said.

Overall damage to Porter is being evaluated, but the ship is able to operate under its own power, the U.S. Navy said noting that no personnel on either vessel were injured in this collision that was not combat related.

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.

Photo: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter transits the Atlantic Ocean.

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