Someone’s in trouble:
Two U.S. Navy vessels — a nuclear-powered submarine and an amphibious ship — collided during the early morning hours Friday in the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and the Arabian peninsula, the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet reported.
The military said in a statement that the incident occurred around 1:00 a.m. local time on Friday (5 p.m. EDT, Thursday), when the USS Hartford, a submarine, and the USS New Orleans, an amphibious ship, collided.
15 sailors aboard the Hartford (SSN 768) were lightly injured but were able to return to duty. The New Orleans (LPD 18), on its first deployment, apparently ruptured a fuel tank and spilled 25,000 of diesel into the strait.
Both ships are headed to port for evaluation and repair.
The struggles of the San Antonio class continue.