Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Whoops! Cruiser USS Antietam Runs Aground in Tokyo Bay

The Unites States Navy has reported that the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) has run aground in Tokyo Bay. It is further reported that the ship has dumped what has been described as a significant amount of oil in what Navy officials have called "an engineering mishap." U.S. Pacific Fleet reports that there were no injuries to American or Japanese personnel and that the Navy is cooperating with the Japanese Coast Guard and the Government of Japan. It remains unclear just how much oil has been split into Tokyo Bay or what the full extent of the damage to the ship's hull. What additional information released to the public is that the ship's propellers were also damaged in the incident during anchoring. Navy Divers have been sent down to assess the situation. Following the incident, the Antietam was safely returned to Yokosuka with the help of tugs attached to the installation. U.S. Navy Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Matt Knight is quoted as saying: "The Navy is still working to determine the exact location that the spill took place and will take measures to minimize impacts to the environment as appropriate. The Navy is cooperating with the Government of Japan and Japanese Coast Guard in response to this issue."

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