Two US Navy ships collide during refueling off Florida coast

USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/released)

Two United States Navy ships collided during refueling on Tuesday.

The U.S. Navy said no injuries were reported but the collision did cause minor damages to the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf and the USNS Robert Peary, a dry cargo ship.

Both ships were conducting a replenishment-at-sea when the sterns touched around 4 p.m., according to a release from the U.S. Navy.

The vessels were able to safely operate after the collision and there were no reports of flooding, the release said.

The ships were conducting operations in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. Damage will be assessed when the ships pull into Naval Station Mayport.

U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Military Sealift Command will be investigating this incident.

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