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Navy says submarine, Aegis cruiser collide

By The Associated Press
   NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Pentagon says it is investigating why a Navy
submarine collided with an Aegis cruiser during routine operations at an
undisclosed location.
   The U.S. Fleet Forces Command said in a news release Saturday evening that
the submarine USS Montpelier and the USS San Jacinto collided at about 3:30 p.m.
No one was injured, and the extent of any damages was not clear Saturday evening.
   Lt. Commander Brian Badura of the Fleet Forces Command said late Saturday
that such collisions have taken place in the past but are unusual. He said that
typically when an incident occurs, a team will swing into action to determine
"exactly what happened."
   The news release says "overall damage to both ships is being evaluated," and
that the sub's propulsion plant was "unaffected by the collision." Both Norfolk, Va.
based Navy ships are operating on their own power.
   AP-WF-10-14-12 0249GMT

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