Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bruising Encounter For Navy Sub, Cruiser

Bruising Encounter For Navy Sub, Cruiser, The USS Montpelier and USS San Jacinto collide under undisclosed circumstances. Navy Sub, Cruiser Collide Off Florida, Two Navy vessels collided this afternoon off the coast of northeastern Florida, there were no injuries aboard the submarine and cruiser involved in the collision.

According to a Navy statement the submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and the Aegis cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) collided at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET.

The statement adds that there were no injuries aboard either ship and that the submarine's nuclear powered reactor "was unaffected by this collision."

The incident is under investigation.

A Navy official says the two ships were participating in a "group sail" along with another vessel. The three ships were participating in an anti-submarine exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment as part of the strike group for the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman.


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