US Navy brand new combat littoral ship struck Canadian freighter
US Navy littoral combat ship USS BILLINGS contacted berthed freighter ROSAIRE A. DESGAGNES on Jun 21 at Montreal, Canada, reported Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping News. USS BILLINGS was in process of unmooring with assistance of two tugs, ROSAIRE A. DESGAGNES was berthed astern of Navy ship. Somehow USS BILLINGS went out of control, moved astern and contacted ROSAIRE A. DESGAGNES. As of morning Jun 24, USS BILLINGS was still at Montreal (she’s supposed to sail to Key West), ROSAIRE A. DESGAGNES was berthed at Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, having been moved there on Jun 23.
Both ships, probably, were damaged in accident, extent of damages unknown.
US Navy littoral combat ship USS BILLINGS, MMSI 368926295. displacement 3500, launched 2017, complement up to 125, armament guns, missiles, helicopters.
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