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Navy Ships Collide in Gulf of Aden

Rob Almeida
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November 20, 2014

ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 3, 2014) An SA-330J Puma helicopter transports cargo from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Card/Released)

The U.S. Navy reports two of their supply ships, USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) collided today as they were beginning an underway replenishment (UNREP) operation in the Gulf of Aden.

There were no injuries and only minor damage to both ships, according to a Navy statement.

An investigation has commenced into the cause of the collision.

The Navy said both ships are operating under their own power and are continuing their assigned missions.



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