Oil Tanker and US Navy Vessel Collided Strait of Hormuz

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An oil tanker M/V Otowasan collided with U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Porter nearby the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday early morning.
The collision left a infringement about ten feet by ten feet (3 by 3 metres) in the starboard side of the USS Porter. Nobody from the crew memebers was injured on either ship, the U.S. Navy informed.
The collision with the Japanese-owned oil tanker M/V Otowasan, sailing under Panamian flag, happened about 1 a.m. local time on Saturday l.
The reason of the accident is under being still observed, the US Navy stated, however the collision wasn't "combat related." There weren't any reports of spills or leakages from either the USS Porter or the M/V Otowasan, the US Navy reported.
The US Navy spokesman Greg Raelson stated, the destroyer now is in port in Jebel Ali, Dubai. "We're just happy there weren't injuried people," he told. "An investigation is its under way."
The USS Porter is on a programme deployment to the U.S. fifth Fleet that is based in Bahrain, an island nation in the Gulf, near Iran.
The Strait of Hormuz, at the mouth of the Gulf, is a now crowded and tense waterway where one-5th of the world's oil is routed. The pressure has risen there over repeated Iranian threats to block the traffic of the tanker in retaliation for tighter sanctions by the West. The sanctions are aimed to persuade Iran to quit its uranium enrichment project, so far without success.