USS Porter back at sea following collision

USS Porter back at sea following collision

Credit: U.S. Navy

120812-N-XO436-114 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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Associated Press

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 24 at 10:29 AM

NORFOLK (AP) -- The USS Porter has returned to sea following its August collision with an oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz.

The Virginian-Pilot reports the guided-missile destroyer underwent $700,000 worth of repairs in the United Arab Emirates and rejoined its carrier strike group in the Mediterranean Sea this month. The ship will undergo further repairs when it returns to Norfolk in November.

The collision left a breach about 10 feet by 10 feet in the starboard side of the ship. No one was injured.

A new commanding officer was put in place following the collision.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

AP-WF-10-24-12 1416GMT

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