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An oil tanker collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday but no one was hurt and shipping traffic in the waterway, through which 40 percent of the world's seaborne oil exports pass, was not affected, officials said.
The collision nevertheless left a gaping hole in the starboard side of USS Porter, a guided-missile destroyer suffered, but no one was injured on either vessel, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. The collision with the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1 a.m. local time.
Originally posted by AndyMayhew
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Whose oil tanker was it? British? American? German?
The collision with the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1 a.m. local time.
Originally posted by Sublimecraft
The tanker may have been deep draft which would have made her "restricted in her ability to manoeuvre" or "RAM" so other power driven vessels must give way to her.