NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy submarine and the Aegis cruiser that collided off the East Coast were both back in port, and officialswere investigating what went wrong, the Pentagon said late Sunday.
Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command said in a news release that the submarine USS Montpelier arrived at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in southern Georgia. The USS San Jacinto arrived at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla.
The vessels collided at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday during routine training operations. No one was injured. The news release said now that the ships are back in port, crews can further determine the extent of the damage.
Navy officials said the collision was under investigation but declined to offer more specifics, including where it happened.
The news release said that the sub’s propulsion plant was not damaged.