February 5, 2019 – No personnel were injured when a U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser and dry cargo ship made contact during an underway replenishment off the southeastern coast of the United States, Feb. 5.
USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) were able to safely operate after the incident. Damage will be assessed when the ships pull into port.
The ships had been conducting a replenishment-at-sea when the sterns touched at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Standard time.
U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Military Sealift Command will thoroughly investigate this incident.
The ships were conducting operations in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.