No injuries as two US Navy vessels collide off Eastern US Coast

U.S. Navy
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Date: 10.13.2012
Posted: 10.13.2012 20:19
News ID: 96137
No injuries as two US Navy vessels collide off Eastern US Coast

NORFOLK, Va. - There were no injuries as a U.S. Navy submarine and an Aegis cruiser collided off the coast of the Eastern United States earlier this afternoon.<br /> <br /> The collision between USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and USS San Jacinto (CG 56) occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight time.<br /> <br /> No personnel aboard either vessel were injured.<br /> <br /> Overall damage to both ships is being evaluated. The propulsion plant of the submarine was unaffected by this collision. Both ships are currently operating under their own power.<br /> <br /> The incident is currently under investigation.<br /> <br /> Both the submarine and the ship were conducting routine training at the time of the accident.