USS Hartford and USS New Orleans – Navy Vessel Collide In Straight Of Hormuz

John Konrad
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March 20, 2009

USS New Orleans & USS Hartford

Information Dissemination brings us the news of the USS New Orleans and The USS Hartford colliding in the Straight of Hormuz:

A US Navy submarine and a US amphibious vessel collided in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday leaving 15 sailors slightly injured, the US Navy Fifth Fleet said.

“The collision between USS Hartford (SSN 768) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18) occurred at approximately 1:00 am local time (2030 GMT on Thursday),” the Bahrain-based navy command said.

“Fifteen sailors aboard the Hartford were slightly injured and returned to duty. No personnel aboard New Orleans were injured,” it added.

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What we know so far:

Video from the Pentagon can be found HERE.

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