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Ship collides with barge at Ingalls in Pascagoula

John P. Murtha successfully completes sea trial

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26), which was built at Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula, successfully completed sea trials. It is scheduled to be christened May 21.
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San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26), which was built at Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula, successfully completed sea trials. It is scheduled to be christened May 21.

A ship collision caused a stir in Jackson County on Friday morning, and officials say people were treated for minor injuries.

A heavy-lift ship was delivering a new dry dock to Huntington Ingalls Industries when it collided with a test barge at about 10:15 a.m., spokesman Bill Glenn told the Sun Herald.

The test barge was alongside U.S. Navy destroyer Delbert D. Black, DDG 119. The barge, which was supporting electrical work aboard DDG 119, hit the destroyer after being hit by the ship.

There also were reports of smoke from nearby witnesses, according to WLOX-TV.

“Minor injuries” were treated at the scene by Ingalls’ medical personnel, Glenn said.

The incident is under investigation.

Britneé Davis is McClatchy’s South Region Digital Producer. The south region includes the Sun Herald, the Telegraph, and the Ledger-Enquirer.

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