USS New Orleans and USS Hartford Collision

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Ot Oh! This cant be good. The USS New Orleans and USS Hartford collided in the Strait of Hormuz.

From Manolith – USS Hartford & USS New Orleans Collide in the Straight of Hormuz

At around 1 a.m. local time (5 p.m. EDT), the USS Hartford – a nuclear powered submarine – and the USS New Orleans – an amphibious ship – collided into each on their way in to port. The collision resulted in minor injuries of 15 USS Hartford sailors and a ruptured fuel tank from the New Orleans which resulted in the loss of 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the ocean’s waters. Fortunately no damage was done to the submarine’s nuclear propulsion system. Both ships are operating under their own power, but have since returned to port to examine damage and for further investigation.

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