USS Taylor runs aground off Turkey

Posted at 3:30 PM, Feb 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-18 15:30:23-05

The Mayport, Florida-based frigate USS Taylor is being inspected for damage after running aground Feb. 12, the Navy announced on Monday.

The incident occurred as Taylor was preparing to moor in Samsun, Turkey. Taylor was able to moor without further incident.

There were no reported injuries, and the incident is currently under investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

The Taylor is in the Black Sea in case of trouble at the Winter Olympics and is currently on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.