31 Jan '17, 9pm

Navy: Missile cruiser ran aground, leaked oil into Tokyo Bay

WASHINGTON — A U.S. missile cruiser ran aground and damaged its propellers in its home port of Yokosuka, near Tokyo, the Navy said Tuesday. The USS Antietam, a Ticonderoga-class ship, was anchoring in Tokyo Bay when the incident occurred and was safely returned to its port with the help of tug boats, according to a Navy news release. A Navy official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said it appears the ship ran aground. It is too early to determine how long the Antietam will be out of commission, the Navy official said. There were no injuries reported to United States or Japanese personnel, said Lt. Clint Ramsden, a Navy spokesman. The Antietam leaked an estimated 1,100 gallons of hydraulic oil into the bay, Ramsden said. Navy officials notified the Japanese government about the spill, and cleanup operations are underway, he said. “The Navy has pre-established respon...

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