From: Chehalis, WA
It does look more like a collision. I think it was from the Silver Palm. The Silver Palm must have been pretty badly messed up.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Silver Palm was relatively unscathed. Think Stockholm vs the Andrea Doria.
Ret Navy AWCS (1972-1998)
VP-5, Jacksonville, Fl 1973-78
ASW Ops Center, Rota, Spain 1978-81
VP-40, Mt View, Ca 1981-87
Patrol Wing 10, Mt View, CA 1987-90
ASW Ops Center, Adak, Ak 1990-92
NRD Seattle 1992-96
VP-46, Whidbey Isl, Wa 1996-98