Sunday, October 14, 2012

U.S. Navy Cruiser, Submarine Collide Off U.S. East Coast


JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- The U.S. Navy is reporting that there were no injuries when a U.S. Navy submarine and an Aegis cruiser collided off the coast of the Eastern United States on Saturday, October 13, 2012.


The collision between USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and USS San Jacinto (CG 56) occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight time.


No personnel aboard either vessel were injured.


Overall damage to both ships is being evaluated. The U.S. Navy said in a statement that the propulsion plant of the submarine was unaffected by this collision.  Both ships are currently operating under their own power.


The incident is currently under investigation.


Both the submarine and the ship were conducting routine training at the time of the accident. 


the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56).
Official U.S. Navy file photo of the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56).

the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765).
Official U.S. Navy file photo of the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765).