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US Navy ship collides with oil tanker in Gulf
NBC News ^ | August 12, 2012

Posted on 08/12/2012 8:40:19 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

An oil tanker collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday but no one was hurt and shipping traffic in the waterway, through which 40 percent of the world's seaborne oil exports pass, was not affected, officials said.

"Both vessels are okay and the Strait of Hormuz is not closed, and business is as usual there," an Oman coast guard official told Reuters, declining to be named under briefing rules.

The collision nevertheless left a gaping hole in the starboard side of USS Porter, a guided-missile destroyer suffered, but no one was injured on either vessel, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. The collision with the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1 a.m. local time.

The cause of the incident is under investigation, the Navy said, adding that there were no reports of spills or leakages from either the USS Porter or the Otowasan.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collisionatsea; hormuzcollision; persiangulf; straitofhormuz; usnavy; ussporter
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To: stormer

Oh sh.t!,
can’t be good to be staring at up close and personal


41 posted on 08/12/2012 9:28:47 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Bender2

Nail on the head Bender.


42 posted on 08/12/2012 9:34:00 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: tanknetter
Belknap

You caught that one before it reached the audience! :)

43 posted on 08/12/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: moose07

That might have started a couple of bar fights and gotten a few more guys in hot water. Although a carrier and this tanker are the same length, fully loaded the tanker weighs 3 times as much. Force = mass x acceleration.


44 posted on 08/12/2012 9:36:56 AM PDT by stormer
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To: tanknetter

I see the CO was originally Merchant Marine as a CMDR; XO a female CMDR; and the Command Master Chief served over 23 Strategic Deterrent floats aboard boomers from the Submarine community.


45 posted on 08/12/2012 9:39:59 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Re: Nail on the head Bender.

That's why the pay me... the big bucks, Liberty!

46 posted on 08/12/2012 9:40:08 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: bonfire

Realized they were, but remnants of earlier times and the odd “gotta blast a Somali pirate” kinda thing...main focus is the carrier, not itself.


47 posted on 08/12/2012 9:42:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: JerseyanExile

More photos and a video

http://gcaptain.com/navy-destroyer-collides-japanese/


48 posted on 08/12/2012 9:43:57 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: tanknetter


49 posted on 08/12/2012 9:44:28 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: carriage_hill

I have some Mexican friends who could Bondo that.


50 posted on 08/12/2012 9:46:49 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: stormer
Belknap ;)
51 posted on 08/12/2012 9:46:59 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: SamAdams76

I hope they know how to sail a desk, ‘cuz that’s about all their future holds now. There is always the possibility that one or more of them really screwed up and its in our best interest to have them out of position where they can do more harm...


52 posted on 08/12/2012 9:49:56 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: JerseyanExile

Ouch!!

I have a couple of rolls of duct tape I can send them......That should fix it right up.

“If it’s broke, duct it!”


53 posted on 08/12/2012 9:50:13 AM PDT by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: SamAdams76

Yep, a career ender.


54 posted on 08/12/2012 10:04:51 AM PDT by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Looks to me to be on the starboard side forward of the house.

In which case the tanker was the stand on vessel, destroyer at fault.


55 posted on 08/12/2012 10:05:51 AM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: moose07

Don’t destroyers keep an eye out for enemy vessels? They were lucky it was a relatively benign tanker.


56 posted on 08/12/2012 10:09:44 AM PDT by KittyKares (.)
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To: DaxtonBrown

Bondo, Elmer’s Gue and Duct Tape could fix it! Heh.


57 posted on 08/12/2012 10:11:57 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: JerseyanExile

“Both vessels are okay...”

I just re-read the article and noticed that quote.

Okay? Really?


58 posted on 08/12/2012 10:13:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

“...it’s lights out for the destroyer skipper.”

On the bright side: There’s always lobster fishing up in Maine.


59 posted on 08/12/2012 10:22:16 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: KittyKares

This was no accident.

The tanker is a floating bomb and is a new weapon of choice.

Anything that comes ram-speed towards our ships should be sunk first and ask questions later, especially in hostile zones.


60 posted on 08/12/2012 10:25:01 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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