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Two US Navy vessels collide; no injuries

Posted on Oct 15, 10:03AM | IBNS

A US Navy submarine and an Aegis cruiser collided off the coast of the Eastern United States, officials said on Sunday.

No injuries were reported due to the accident that happened on Saturday.

"The collision between USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and USS San Jacinto (CG 56) occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight time," the US Navy site said.

"No personnel aboard either vessel were injured," it said.

"The propulsion plant of the submarine was unaffected by this collision. Both ships are currently operating under their own power," it said.

The US Navy said the entire matter is currently under investigation.

"Both the submarine and the ship were conducting routine training at the time of the accident," the US Navy site said.