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Navy destroyer collides with civilian boat

August 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A U.S. destroyer collided with a civilian diving boat off Southern California's Pacific coast, according to a Navy commander.The collision happened late Sunday during a training exercise with the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group. There were no injuries, said U.S. Navy Commander Greg Hicks.

Officials are investigating the cause.

The 509-foot-long USS Shoup is a guided-missile destroyer that carries about 380 people.

It collided with a civilian vessel, which was thought to be a 21-foot-long boat.

The incident left scrapes on the destroyer but both vessels were able to run.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.


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