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Feb 27, 2000 - 08:38 AM
U.S. Navy Ship Collides With Civilian Vessel off Dubai
The Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Six crew members of a civilian vessel were forced to abandon ship after a U.S. Navy refueling tanker collided with it Sunday outside Dubai's Jebel Ali port, a Navy statement said.
The USNS Yukon, which provides fuel for ships and aircraft at sea with the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, hit the Inchcape-14 while trying to enter port, said a statement by the Fifth Fleet, which is based in the Gulf state of Bahrain.
The 677-foot Yukon sustained minor damage and helped rescue the six crew members who were forced to jump off the 135-foot Inchcape-14.
Inchcape's Dubai office would not comment on the condition of its vessel. The U.K.-based company is mainly involved in cargo shipping.
The U.S. Navy statement said that harbor tugs helped keep the ship afloat and removed it from the busy traffic channel. The Navy statement said that the incident was under investigation.
-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), February 27, 2000
Just a small reminder for the Britts to remember the pecking order in the US/EU tug of war.
-- mush (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 27, 2000.