2 US Navy vessels collide in Strait of Hormuz

strait-of-hormuzA US Navy submarine and a US amphibious vessel collided in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday leaving 15 sailors slightly injured, the US Navy Fifth Fleet said.

The USS Hartford submarine collided with the USS New Orleans, an amphibious ship. A report says that both were operating under their own power.
The Navy says the amphibious ship USS New Orleans ruptured a fuel tank, and 25,000 liters of diesel fuel spilled into the water. It says overall damage to both vessels is being evaluated.

AP reports that oil prices rise Friday as a result of the Hormuz collision.

Benchmark crude for April delivery, which had traded lower for most of the morning, erased those losses and rose 39 cents to $52 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.