Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cruiser USS Lake Champlain collides with a South Korean fishing vessel in international waters

U.S. Navy's guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) collided with South Korean fishing vessel in international waters off South Korea on May 9th. According to the USN, the Ticonderoga-class cruiser was conducting routine operations at approximately 11:50 a.m. (+9I) when the incident happened.

No one was injured in the incident and both vessels were able to sail on their own power, the navy added without providing additional info on the cause of collision. The incident is under investigation by both USN and South Korea Coast Guard while damage assessments of both the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser and the 60-70 ft. long fishing vessel are underway. (Source: navaltoday.com, 9-May-2017)