US Navy ship collides with oil tanker

Associated Press
In this image provided by the U.S. Navy the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. Navy said Sunday Aug. 12, 2012 that the USS Porter collided with the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan early Sunday near the Strait of Hormuz but that no one was injured in the accident and overall damage to Porter is being evaluated, but the ship is able to operate under its own power. (AP Photo/US Navy, Seaman Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

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The U.S. Navy said its guided missile destroyer USS Porter collided with a Japanese-owned oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz early Sunday morning. The collision left a gaping hole in the starboard side of USS Porter but no one was injured on either vessel.

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