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05:55 PM, August 23, 2016
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USS Louisiana Nuclear Submarine Collides Into Sealift Command Support Vessel
USS Louisiana

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) and a US Navy Offshore Support Vessel collided while conducting routine operations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the coast of Washington state in the US.

The collision occurred on August 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m but fortunately the personnel have not been injured, the US Navy announced Friday.

Further, assessments of the damage to the submarine and the US Navy Offshore Support Vessel are being conducted. The incident is currently under investigation.

Both ships have reached port safely under their own power. The US Navy Offshore Support Vessel returned to Port Angeles, whereas the USS Louisiana returned safely to homeport at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor.

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