Two U.S. Naval Ships Collide In Gulf of Aden

By MarEx 2014-11-20 09:23:00

Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden on November 20th at 5:26 a.m. (GMT) with no injuries to crew members.

Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) [pictured] and Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) collided as they were beginning an underway replenishment operation. 

Initial reports indicate only minor damage to both ships. The ships are operating under their own power and are continuing their assigned missions.

The Navy will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the collision.