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NORFOLK -- Four sailors were injured Tuesday aboard the USS Harry S. Truman when a line parted during a refueling at sea.

The Truman and the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent were off the coast of Florida when the accident occured.

Navy officials say two of the injured sailors were flown to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., and will receive follow-up care at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.

One sailor will be flown to Naval Station Norfolk for further evaluation and the fourth sailor was treated on board.

According to Navy officials, all of the injured sailors are expected to recover.

They Navy says they have begun a safety investigation into the incident.

Navy ships conduct underway replenishments as a way to maintain fuel during prolonged time at sea.

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