US Navy ship collides with oil tanker

A US Navy ship collided with a Japanese-owned oil tanker over the weekend near the Strait of Hormuz. The USS Porter, a guided missile destroyer (pictured), was on scheduled deployment […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A US Navy ship collided with a Japanese-owned oil tanker over the weekend near the Strait of Hormuz.

The USS Porter, a guided missile destroyer (pictured), was on scheduled deployment to the area when it crashed with the merchant vessel in the early hours on Sunday.

No spills or leaks have been reported and the Navy said no one was hurt in the incident, which is now under investigation.

The Strait of Hormuz is a stretch of water between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf and is seen as strategically important to oil supplies, as roughly a fifth of the world’s oil is said to pass through it.