U.S. sub, Turkish ship collide in Persian Gulf

Originally at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/3618196.stm

Manama, Bahrain — The USS Philadelphia nuclear submarine collided with a Turkish cargo ship in the Persian Gulf before dawn Monday, and spokesmen for both vessels said nobody was injured and damage was minor.

The submarine, with a crew of 125, was traveling on the surface of the Gulf when it slammed into the 52,400-ton bulk carrier ship, with a crew of 20, about 2 a.m. local time (6 p.m. EST Sunday), according to the 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain.

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