Navy Ship Collides With Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Martha Raddatz has the latest on the accident in the strategic waterway.
3:00 | 08/12/12

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A collision wean a u.S. Navy ship and an oil tanker. N waterways with so much of the world's oil passes through. Abc's correspondent martha raddatz on how it happened. Reporter: It is a major embarrassment for the navy. A missile destroyer left with a gaping hole. Reason the right side of a collision with a tanker. how difficult the transit can with. The shipping lane itself is about two miles wide. So there is very little room to maneuv maneuver. That is the "uss abraham lincoln" behind me. But the navy ship was just exiting the strait in the gulf. The japanese tanker was entering the strait. Ship traffic is much like car traffic. Each vessel is stay in the right. Instead, the tanker turned left into the tanker. It's inexplicable why a warship world turn into a super tanker. Reporter: Fortunately, there are no injuries but the ship's captain will almost certainly be relieved of command. This also takes the destroyer out of commission at a critical tame when the u.S. Is trying to build up missiles in the gulf in case iran tries to retaliate against u.S. Ships.

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