Navy: Vessels that collided brought to Bahrain
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.