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Navy Ship Collides with Tanker in Dubai
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 • Posted August 22, 2012

ET2 Melissa Garrison, granddaughter of Allene Garrison of Mason, was on board a Navy guided missle destroyer that was lef with a gaping hole on one side after it collided with an oil tanker just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

The collision left a breach about 10 feet by 10 feet in the starboard side of Garrison's ship, the USS Porter. No one was injured on either vessel.

The collision with the Panamanian-flagged and Japanese-owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan happened about 1:00 a.m. in the morning, local time, earlier this month.

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