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Navy Investigates Strait Of Hormuz Collision (Video)


USS Porter damage

The U.S. Navy is investigating a collision that took place in the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday between the USS Porter and a Japanese owned merchant vessel. No one was hurt in the collision, and the Strait of Hormuz is still open for business.

The USS Porter is a Norfolk-based U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer.

According to the Navy:

The collision between USS Porter (DDG 78) and the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. local time. Porter transited under its own power to Jebel Ali, UAE and is now pierside for assessment and repair.

To see what the damage to the USS Porter looks like, you can watch the video piece produced by the Navy at the top of this post.

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radiofree | August 13, 2012 at 9:40 p.m. ― 4 years, 7 months ago

It has long been rumored that the Japanese have been secretly testing a cloaking device. That it was able to hide a ship as large as an oil tanker means it is more powerful than our scientists suspected. God help us if this technology falls into the wrong hands.

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