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originally posted by: FredT
Sheesh, the Arliegh Burke class can, the USS Benfold collided with a Japanese tug during a towing exercise. Apparently the tug lost engines and drifted into the destroyer. A full damage report is not yet available but it thankfully appears that there were no casualties. This is the 5th collison in the Pacific this year.
The tugboat lost propulsion and drifted into the USS Benfold during a routine towing exercise, according to a press release from the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet. No injuries or fatalities resulted from the incident, and damage to the Benfold, a guided-missile destroyer ship, was minimal, according to the release.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: EA006
It is a story, it's not the story being portrayed. It's being made out that it was yet another careless accident by 7th Fleet and it's not.