Norfolk-based Navy ships involved in minor mishap off Florida coast


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A U.S. guided-missile cruiser and Navy resupply ship collided off the coast of Florida during a training exercise on Tuesday.

The USS Leyte Gulf and USNS Robert E. Peary were conducting a deployment exercise when the sterns touched around 4 p.m. The ships were conducting operations in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

No personnel were injured at the time of the incident, according to Navy officials. 

The ships were able to operate safely and will be assessed in port. The U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Military Sealift Command are investigating this incident. 

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