JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two Navy sailors are recovering at Naval Hospital Jacksonville after getting injured during replenishment at sea off the coast of Jacksonville.
The incident happened on board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
A rope snapped during refueling at sea between the USS Truman and the USNS Patuxent, a Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler.
Four sailors suffered injuries. A Navy helicopter flew two of the victims to Naval Hospital Jacksonville.
A third is recovering at Naval Station Norfolk. The fourth sailor received treatment at the scnee.
All of the injuries are non life-threatening.
The Navy is launching a safety investigation into the incident.
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