U.S. Navy Vessels Collide at Sea

Story Number: NNS020128-01Release Date: 1/28/2002 1:00:00 PM
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By U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs

ARABIAN SEA (NNS) -- USS Ogden (LPD 5) and USS Greeneville (SSN 772) were involved in a collision at sea Jan. 27 in international waters in the Arabian Sea. No injuries were reported and initial assessments indicate minor damage.

Greeneville was on the surface preparing to transfer two emergency leave eligible crewmembers from the attack submarine to the amphibious transport dock ship when the incident occurred.

The incident is under investigation. Ogden is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Readiness Group operating in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

For additional information, contact U.S. Central Command Public Affairs at 813-827-5895.

USS Greeneville (SSN 772)
Official U.S. Navy file photo of USS Greeneville (SSN 772).
January 14, 2002
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