Two US Naval Ships Collide In Gulf of Aden


Story Number: NNS141120-01Release Date: 11/20/2014 6:47:00 AM
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By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 20 at 5:26 a.m. (GMT) with no injuries to crew members.

USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) collided as they were beginning an underway replenishment operation.

Initial reports indicate only minor damage to both ships. The ships are operating under their own power and are continuing their assigned missions.

The Navy will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the collision.

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For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/cusnc/.

 
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The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) conducts a replenishment-at-sea.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).
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