No personnel were injured when a US Navy guided-missile cruiser and dry cargo ship made contact during an underway replenishment off the southeastern coast of the United States, the US Navy has revealed.
Cruiser USS Leyte Gulf and USNS Robert E. Peary were able to safely operate after the incident.
Damage will be assessed when the ships pull into port, according to a statement.
The ships had been conducting a replenishment-at-sea when the sterns touched at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Standard time.
The ships were operating with aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as part of a training exercise when the collision occurred, USNI News has learned.
The vessels are expected to rejoin the exercise next week, a US Navy official confirmed.