No Injuries as Two U.S. Navy Vessels Involved in Minor Mishap Off East Coast


Story Number: NNS190205-13Release Date: 2/5/2019 7:51:00 PM
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From U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- No personnel were injured when a U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser and dry cargo ship made contact during an underway replenishment off the southeastern coast of the United States, Feb. 5.

USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) were able to safely operate after the incident. Damage will be assessed when the ships pull into port.

The ships had been conducting a replenishment-at-sea when the sterns touched at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Standard time.

U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Military Sealift Command will thoroughly investigate this incident.

The ships were conducting operations in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

 

 
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The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) transits the Atlantic Ocean during a strait transit exercise with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
190130-N-PW716-1225 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 30, 2019) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) transits the Atlantic Ocean during a strait transit exercise with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12. The components of CSG 12 embody a "team-of-teams" concept, combining advanced surface, air and systems assets to create and sustain operational capability. This enables them to prepare for and conduct global operations, have effective and lasting command and control, and demonstrate dedication and commitment to becoming the strongest warfighting force for the Navy and the nation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Clint Davis)
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