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Two US Naval Ships Collide In Gulf of Aden

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS141120-01
Release Date: 11/20/2014 6:47:00 AM

By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 20 at 5:26 a.m. (GMT) with no injuries to crew members.

USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) collided as they were beginning an underway replenishment operation.

Initial reports indicate only minor damage to both ships. The ships are operating under their own power and are continuing their assigned missions.

The Navy will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the collision.

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