Crash in the Strait of Hormuz

August 13, 2012 8:43 AM - Updated: February 5, 2013 1:27 PM
U.S. Navy photo
U.S. Navy photo

The USS Porter, an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, collided with a Panamanian flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz at approximately 1 a.m. local time Sunday, according to U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet.

Destroyer Porter collides with Japanese tanker

The destroyer Porter and a Japanese-owned tanker collided near the Strait of Hormuz at 1 a.m. Sunday, an impact that tore open the destroyer’s starboard side but left both crews unharmed, 5th Fleet said in a news release.
The collision between Porter and the bulk oil tanker Otowasan, operating under a Panamanian flag, was not “combat related,” 5th Fleet said.
Navy Times

Ingalls-built USS Porter damaged in collision with oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

The collision left a breach about 10 feet by 10 feet in the starboard side of USS Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer that was launched at Pascagoula’s Ingalls Shipbuilding in 1997. No one was injured on either vessel, the U.S. Navy said in a statement.

Oil tanker collides with U.S. navy ship in Gulf, navy says

An oil tanker collided with a U.S. navy ship near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, but no one was hurt, the Bahrain-based U.S. Fifth Fleet said.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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