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Japanese oil tanker, U.S. Navy ship collide

A Japanese-owned bulk oil tanker collided with a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer near the Strait of Hormuz early Sunday, but no one was injured on either vessel.The Bahrain-based U.S. 5th Fleet said in a statement that the Panamanian-flagged M/V Otowasan, owned by a Japanese company, collided with the USS Porter at about 1 a.m.According to the Japanese Embassy in Bahrain, the tanker was able to continue operating after the collision and there was no leak of crude oil.

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