U.S. destroyer collides with oil tanker in Persian Gulf
A U.S. Navy destroyer collided with an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf off Iraq, slightly wounding four people, the Navy said Sunday. According to the AP, the USS McCampbell collided with the tanker late Saturday about 30 miles southeast of the Iraqi coastline. Two sailors and two crew members of the tanker were treated for minor wounds at the scene, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Leslie Hullryde said.
No oil was spilled in the collision. Both ships suffered minor damage but were deemed seaworthy.
The oil tanker was flying the flag of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati.