- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy warships, one a submarine, collided
on the surface of the Northern Arabian Sea off Oman Sunday but there were
no injuries and neither ship was in danger of sinking, the Pentagon said
- Reuters Photo The Los Angeles Class attack
submarine Greeneville and the amphibious ship Ogden collided at about 9:55
a.m. local time while some personnel were being transferred from the submarine
to the Ogden, a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters.
- The Greeneville also collided with the
Japanese fishing boat Ehime Maru off Hawaii while surfacing last February.
Nine Japanese on the fishing boat died when the vessel sank.
- "Nobody was hurt Sunday. The Ogden
has a punctured fuel tank and is leaking some diesel fuel. The submarine
suffered some damage to the stern plane, abut neither is in danger of sinking"
said Marine Corps Lt. Col. Dave Lapan.
- The stern plane is located at the rear
of the submarine and moves to help the sub maneuver under the surface.
- "Both ships are under way in the
Northern Arabian Sea while they assess the situation," Lapan told
- The U.S. Navy has a number of warships
in the Northern Arabian sea, some supporting the war on terrorism in Afghanistan
and some taking part in U.S. and allied monitoring of Iraq since the 1991