U.S. Submarine Collides With Cruiser

    Image #: 19732357    epa03432497 Handout photo issued by the US Navy shows the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) deploying as part of USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., USA, 05 November 2007. The nuclear attack submarine has been involved in a collision with the cruiser USS San Jacinto during naval excercises off the US East coast, on 13 October 2012. No personal injuries were reported and both vessels were able to continue to operate under their own means.  EPA/KELVIN EDWARDS/HO  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY /LANDOV

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    No personnel are reported to have been injured after a U.S. Navy submarine collided with an Aegis cruiser Saturday afternoon. The rare collision off the East Coast of the United States left both ships operating under their own power. “We have had circumstances where Navy vessels have collided at sea in the past, but they’re fairly rare,” said Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura. The Los Angeles–class nuclear-powered fast attack sub and the Aegis-class missile cruiser involved in the accident were being evaluated for the extent of the damage Sunday. The Navy said the sub’s nuclear power plant was “unaffected by the collision.”

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