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Sunday, March 26, 2006

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...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you would have this on your blog somehow. Did you know also that this was the 3rd incident in the 2ks? The USS McCampbell is stationed, I believe.

Oh well. Have a great day today!

3/26/2006 11:34 AM

Blogger Indigo Red said...

My nephew is aboard the McCampbell. Part of the mission is interdiction of pirates and finding any of the suspected 14 - 15 vessels opeated by al-Qaida.

M/V Rokya I is not listed in any of the usual sources and the Kiribati register is mostly fishing vessels. There may be more involved in this collision than the Navy wants to publicize.

3/28/2006 7:58 PM


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