Ship Collision in Persian Gulf Injures 4

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A U.S. Navy U.S. Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship in the Persian Gulf off Iraq , slightly injuring four people, the Navy said Sunday.

Both ships also sustained minor damage but were deemed seaworthy.

McCampbell, home-ported in San Diego, is one of several coalition forces vessels conducting maritime security operations for southern Iraqi ports. Oil passing through the terminals is the main source of revenue for Iraqi reconstruction.

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