This Is Getting Old...
Breaking news from the Gulf that another Navy ship, the destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), collided with a tanker at the northern end of the Persian Gulf. From the Navy press release:
"NORTH PERSIAN GULF (NNS) -- The Kiribati-flagged merchant vessel M/V Rokya 1 and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) collided at 11:09 p.m., local time, March 25, approximately 30 miles southeast of the Iraqi coastline in the North Persian Gulf.
"Two U.S. Sailors received minor injuries as a result of the collision. Two crew members from Rokya 1 also received minor injuries and were treated on-scene by McCampbell’s independent duty corpsman.
"Rokya 1 and McCampbell, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, both received damage on the bow and are deemed seaworthy. The cause of the accident is under investigation."
You may remember that it was only a few months ago that USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) collided with a merchant coming out of Bahrain.
Staying at PD...