US navy vessels thump each other in Strait of Hormuz

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Two US navy vessels have collided in the Strait of Hormuz near Iran, lightly injuring 15 sailors, the US navy said. A nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Hartford, and amphibious transporter the USS New Orleans collided early on Friday, the US Navy Fifth Fleet said.

The incident is being investigated and damage to both ships is being evaluated, a navy statement said.

The New Orleans’ fuel tank was ruptured in the crash, causing a spill of 25,000 gallons of diesel.

No injuries were reported aboard the New Orleans, according to the statement from the Fifth Fleet, which is based in Bahrain.

The atomic propulsion system of the submarine was not damaged by the incident, the statement said.

The US Fifth Fleet…patrols an area of about 7.5 million square miles of sea in the Middle East and eastern Africa. You’d think with that much room they could keep from running into each other.

Of course, by the time the weekend talk shows roll around, Rush and the RNC will have figured out some way to blame Iran, China and Obama – not necessarily in that order.

4 thoughts on “US navy vessels thump each other in Strait of Hormuz

  1. Eric Scott says:

    Years ago I think this might have been a nationally televised news event had television stations known about it. Such an event today, unless having the ability to become a political football, may not even be mentioned. We can pause and thank the internet and it’s users for continued transparancy and truths.

  2. Eric Scott says:

    Thanks Ed. It’s been a long time! Turns out this was on national news but because I read your site, I learned of it earlier than most! Thank you!

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