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The USS New Orleans, which collided with the fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Hartford in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain on Saturday. U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will assess and evaluate damage to the New Orleans and Hartford, which also arrived Saturday in Bahrain.
The USS New Orleans, which collided with the fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Hartford in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain on Saturday. U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will assess and evaluate damage to the New Orleans and Hartford, which also arrived Saturday in Bahrain. (David Simmons/Courtesy of U.S. Navy)

Two U.S. Navy vessels that collided in the Strait of Hormuz and sustained damage arrived Saturday in Manama, Bahrain, according to a Navy press release.

The fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Hartford and the amphibious assault ship USS New Orleans collided about 1 a.m. Friday, said Lt. Nathan Christensen, a spokesman with U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet.

The vessels arrived at Mina Salman pier so crews could assess the damage from their collision, the release stated.

The collision slightly injured 15 sailors aboard the submarine, damaged both vessels and spilled 25,000 gallons of the ship’s diesel fuel into the water.

The Navy is investigating the collision.

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