USS Montpelier and USS San Jacinto Pierside

Story Number: NNS121014-09Release Date: 10/14/2012 9:48:00 PM
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From U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S Navy submarine and Aegis cruiser that collided off the East Coast Oct. 13, arrived in port Oct. 14.

USS Montpelier (SSN 765) arrived at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and USS San Jacinto (CG 56) arrived at Naval Station Mayport to further assess and evaluate the damage that resulted from their collision at sea.

The collision occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight time and no personnel aboard either vessel were injured.

Overall damage to both ships is being evaluated. The propulsion plant of the submarine was unaffected by the collision.

The incident remains under investigation.

Both Montpelier and San Jacinto were conducting routine training at the time of the accident.

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10/15/2012 3:25:00 PM
Hi The impression I have here in Brazil is that the exercises involving the U.S. Navy are always performed by observing the highest possible fidelity with emergency situations of conflict or threat of war. Hence, accidents happen, and this collision was no different. We have to thank the ability of men to control damage and malfunction of both vessels for serious work that must be done, which certainly meant that there were no injuries or deaths. As always, congratulations to the USNavy!

10/15/2012 2:40:00 PM
God Help Us and keep us Safe! With love! MAPN

10/15/2012 11:12:00 AM
I am very glad everyone is okay, my boyfriend is on the Montpelier and I thought my worst fear had almost come true, him not coming back home. Words cannot explain how grateful I am knowing that he and all the crew members are okay. But there is a reason why they are he best at what they do.

10/15/2012 3:17:00 AM
Thank God no one was hurt. I think some people should reread their comments before they post them, some of us have loved ones on the submarine .

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The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) operates under its own power.
121014-N-UP035-078 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2012) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) operates under its own power. San Jacinto is conducting a group sail with Harry S. Truman Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
October 14, 2012
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