2 US Navy supply ships collide near Yemen

At sea aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Jan. 16, 2003 -- Military Sealift Command ship USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) cruises alongside Nimtiz during a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP). Nimitz is currently undergoing Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of San Diego, Calif. COMPTUEX is an exercise designed to train the ship, air wing, and other vessels in the battle group to function as one fighting force. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Yesenia Rosas. (RELEASED)

GULF OF ADEN (WAVY) — Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden, Thursday morning.

USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) collided as they were beginning an underway replenishment operation, shortly before 5: 30 a.m.

There were no injuries to crew members and only minor damage to both ships.

The ships continue to operate as normal and are continuing their assigned missions.

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