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Old 02-06-2019, 09:55 AM
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Question U.S. Navy ships collide in Atlantic Ocean, no injuries reported

U.S. Navy ships collide in Atlantic Ocean, no injuries reported
By: Ed Adamczyk / UPI & US News 2/6/19
RE: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019...49470239/?sl=2

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Leyte, traveling to Europe with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, struck a Navy cargo ship in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday. The sterns of the ships touched, but no injuries were reported.

Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Navy vessels, a guided-missile destroyer and a cargo ship, struck each other off the Florida coast, with no injuries, the Navy reported.

The sterns of the USS Leyte and the USNS Robert E. Peary, a dry cargo ship, collided off the Florida coast on Tuesday afternoon during a replenishment-at-sea operation.

Both ships were able to operate safely after the incident, the Navy said in a statement, adding that damage will be assessed, and the U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Military Sealift Command will investigate, after the ships pull into port.

The destroyer, the Ticonderoga-class USS Leyte, is among seven ships involved in the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, which departed Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Jan. 28 for exercises ahead of deployment to Europe.

The composite training unit exercise, or COMPTUEX, is a series of operations and scenarios meant to help the seven-vessel group achieve certification for deployment. The group is led by the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and includes several destroyers and cruisers.

The strike group will undergo two months of two months of training and then visit the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft carrier will then arrive at its new homeport of San Diego.

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Personal note: Hey guys in my 12 years in the Navy (mostly all see duty) I don't recall ships colliding? What's wrong? The closest I ever saw was during refueling or taking on stores - but we never collided. Is this human error or equipment errors? We got to get handle on these issues. We are better than that - waiting for a follow up to see what went wrong and why?

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Old 02-06-2019, 10:15 AM
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2nd report: Replenishment Gone Wrong: U.S. Navy Cruiser and MSC Dry Cargo Ship Collide Off U.S. East Coast
By: Mike Schuler - 2/6/19
RE: https://gcaptain.com/replenishment-g...Captain.com%29

The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) pulls alongside the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) (not pictured) to conduct a replenishment at sea.

A U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser and a Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship collided Tuesday during an underway replenishment off the coast of Florida, the U.S. Navy has confirmed.

The Navy said no personnel were injured when the USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) made contact.

Both ships were able to safely operate after the incident.

“The ships had been conducting a replenishment-at-sea when the sterns touched at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Standard time,” the Navy said in a statement.

“U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Military Sealift Command will thoroughly investigate this incident,” the statement added.

Damage will be assessed when the ships arrive in port.

The ships were conducting operations in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

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Personal note: Seems I was right it happened during replenishment at sea.

Here two we would often times refuel two ships at a time. We to the Portside of the Refueler / and on its Starboard Side the escorts would pull up one at a time and peel off so the other escorts could take on fuel & ammo or food supplies. When done right it's a marvelous site to see.

During Nam we'd often times be out for long durations (sometimes our relief would break down) and we'd do a double duty on Yankee Station. So without these stores ships we'd have to go into port rather than stay on the line. I sure do miss them days. Busy bees we were. OPS 24/7 in all weather day and night. Slept on the catwalks many a time.

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