Crews Assess Damage On Navy Ships That Collided

By: AP
By: AP

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Essex is arriving in San Diego Bay 24 hours after it collided with a refueling tanker off California.

Families of the ship's crew who had been eagerly awaiting the Thursday morning arrival have broken out in cheers.

The Navy is investigating the collision with the oiler USNS Yukon off Southern California, but an initial statement says there apparently was a problem with the steering system on the Essex.

The Essex was deployed to Japan for 12 years and is scheduled for an overhaul.


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