U.S. Navy Issues Update on Hormuz Collision

U.S. Navy press release
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman)

Update: No Injuries in Strait of Hormuz Collision.
 

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. 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.
 


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