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U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Tanker Near Strait Of Hormuz

About 20 percent of the world's oil supply passes through the Strait of Hormuz.
About 20 percent of the world's oil supply passes through the Strait of Hormuz.
The "USS Porter," a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, suffered minor damage in a collision with an oil tanker on August 12 near the Strait of Hormuz.

According to a Navy statement, no one on either ship was injured, and the cause of collision is under investigation.

The "Porter" was able to continue sailing without assistance.

About 20 percent of the world's oil supply passes through the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the Indian Ocean.

Iran has occasionally threatened to block the strait in response to U.S. and international sanctions against Tehran's nuclear program.

Based on AFP, AP, and dpa reporting
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by: Jack from: US
August 12, 2012 18:58
This was caused by Israel. US is biggest sponsor of terrorism.
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by: Dez from: US
August 13, 2012 08:05
Heh, of course it must have been Israel, just like how they were behind the Iranian earthquake..

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
August 13, 2012 04:33
Wow, another demonstration of the high level of competence of the US military :-)).
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by: William from: Aragon
August 14, 2012 00:07
Yes Eugenio, the destroyer's captian expected that the oil tanker, with an average Dead Weight Tonnage some 100 times that of the destroyer, should give way because he commanded a US ship. It is a wonder that the US Congress has not declared it a terrorist act showing all of the hallmarks of Al Qaeda, and enacted some inane piece of legislation called "The Oil Tanker Avoidance Anti-Terror Act" or similar, that will apply across the world's seas. At least he didn't sink it after the collision.

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