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An opening cut by divers around a 16 by 18 foot hole before dry-docking the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) is visible while evaluating the ship
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MANAMA, Bahrain (April 26, 2009) An opening cut by divers around a 16 by 18 foot hole before dry-docking the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) is visible while evaluating the ship. New Orleans was damaged during a collision with the Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) in the Strait of Hormuz March 20, 2009. The ship arrived to the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard dry-dock facility April 25 to repair the damage. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class D. Keith Simmons/Released)

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