12 Aug '12, 6pm

Destroyer Porter collides with Japanese tanker

Destroyer Porter collides with Japanese tanker

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/08/navy-porter-destroyer-collides-japanese-tanker-081212w/ Destroyer Porter collides with Japanese tanker By Sam Fellman - Staff writer Posted : Sunday Aug 12, 2012 14:20:47 EDT The destroyer Porter and a Japanese-owned tanker collided near the Strait of Hormuz at 1 a.m. Sunday, an impact that tore open the destroyer’s starboard side but left both crews unharmed, 5th Fleet said in a news release. The collision between Porter and the bulk oil tanker Otowasan, operating under a Panamanian flag, was not “combat related,” 5th Fleet said. The circumstances of the collision — whether the collision was in the channel, the relative speeds at impact, or which ship had right of way — remain unclear. Porter had just completed an inbound transit through the Strait of Hormuz into the Arabian Gulf, said 5th Fleet spokesman Lt. Greg Raelson. “The Japane...

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