Monday, August 13, 2012

U.S. Navy vessel, Amver ship collide

According to a news release from the United States Navy, the Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) collided with the Amver participating tanker Otowasan in the Straight of Hormuz approximately 1:00 am local time on August 12, 2012. There were no injuries reported.

The Panamanian flagged tanker, managed by MOL Tankership Managmenet, enrolled in the Amver system on March 14, 2010 and has earned one Amver award for participation.

Amver differs from AIS or LIRT and is used for search and rescue, not anti-collision or security purposes. Want to learn more about Amver? Just check out our Amver 101 story.

U.S. Navy photo by by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released.

Otowasan photo courtesty of

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