Crewmembers aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1 st Class Todd A. Schaffer / Released)
NORFOLK, Va. -- The Norfolk-based submarine and Aegis cruiser
that collided off the East Coast Saturday have arrived in ports for
USS Montpelier arrived at Naval Submarine Base
Kings Bay, Georgia, and USS San Jacinto arrived at Naval Station
Mayport, Fla. Both vessels docked Sunday to further assess and evaluate
the damage that resulted from their collision at sea, according to a
Navy news release.
The collision happened between the Los
Angles-class nuclear submarine and the Ticonderoga-class cruiser. No
personnel aboard either vessel were injured.
Both the Montpelier and San Jacinto were conducting routine training at the time of the accident.
nuclear power plant of the submarine remained unaffected by the
collision, according to the Navy. Both ships continued to operate under
their own power.
Navy officials continue to investigate the cause of the accident.