Tuesday, May 9, 2017

U.S. Missile Cruiser Collides With South Korean Fishing Boat

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) prepares to pull alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) for a replenishment-at-sea on April 30, 2017. US Navy photo.

USNI News: Cruiser Lake Champlain Collides With South Korean Fishing Vessel That Lacked Radio, GPS

Guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and a South Korean fishing vessel collided in international waters east of the Korean Peninsula, the Navy said in a statement this morning. That fishing vessel lacked functioning radio or GPS and did not heed audio warnings, a defense official told USNI News.

Lake Champlain was conducting routine operations at the time of the collision with the 65-foot boat, 502 Nam Yang. No one was injured, and both ships were able to navigate under their own power afterwards.

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More News On The U.S. Missile Cruiser USS Lake Champlain Colliding With South Korean Fishing Boat

US Navy Ship Collides with South Korean Fishing Boat -- Military.com/AP
US Navy warship collides with South Korean fishing vessel off peninsula -- FOX News
U.S. guided missile cruiser collides with South Korean boat -- UPI
US warship collides with South Korea’s fishing vessel -- Korea Herald
U.S. warship collides with S. Korean fishing boat -- Yonhap News Agency
US Guided-Missile Cruiser Collides With South Korean Fishing Boat in Pacific -- Sputnik
US warship & S. Korean fishing boat collide in Sea of Japan -- RT

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