Navy: US, Canadian ships in minor collision at sea

By: AP
By: AP

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Navy is investigating what it calls a minor collision between a Canadian frigate and a U.S. fleet replenishment ship.

The U.S. Second Fleet in Norfolk said the incident occurred Thursday off the east coast of Florida. No sailors were injured.

The collision involved the Canadian patrol frigate HMCS Fredericton and the Navy's Kanawha. Officials described the damage as scrapes and dents on the hulls of both ships.

The Navy said in a statement Friday that the ships were side-by-side during a replenishment when the collision occurred. A replenishment involves one ship taking on fuel or other supplies from another ship.

The ships were involved in a Canadian Navy-led exercise.

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