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Navy ship collides with civilian vessel off Southern California [Updated]

August 2, 2010 |  8:11 am


A Navy ship on a training exercise collided late Sunday night with a civilian vessel off Southern California, the Navy said Monday.

[Updated at 10:49 a.m.: The civilian vessel was a 21-foot boat with three people aboard, the Navy said. The boat had a crack in its hull but did not take on water or lose power.

It was escorted to Oceanside harbor by a Coast Guard cutter. The cause of the collision is under investigation.]

There were no injuries, and both craft remained under their own power, the Navy said. No further details were released.

The USS Shoup, a guided-missile destroyer, is training with the Abraham Lincoln strike group for an upcoming deployment. The ship's home port is Everett, Wash.

The Coast Guard Cutter Petrel, whose home port is San Diego, responded to the scene of the crash to provide assistance, the Navy said.

The Shoup weighs 9,200 tons, is 509 feet long and carries a crew of 380.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: The Navy missile destroyer Shoup. Credit: Navy