USS Lake Champlain Collision at Sea

Story Number: NNS170509-01Release Date: 5/9/2017 7:47:00 AM
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From Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (NNS) (NNS) -- A South Korean fishing vessel collided with USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) while the guided-missile cruiser was conducting routine operations in international waters.

No one was injured when the fishing vessel collided with Lake Champlain's port side, amid ship, at approximately 11:50 a.m. (+9I), May 9.

Both ships were able to navigate under their own power.

The incident is under investigation by both U.S. Navy and South Korea Coast Guard. Damage assessments of both the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser and the 60-70 foot long fishing vessel are underway.

Lake Champlain is part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group which is currently on a Western-Pacific Deployment.

For questions related to this release, contact Lt. Cmdr. Dave Bennett at (619) 545-8646.

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The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) prepares to pull alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) for a replenishment-at-sea.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), April 30, 2017. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
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