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USS Fitzgerald collision...7 sailors missing
« on: June 17, 2017, 08:12:15 PM »
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-16/us-navy-destroyer-collides-merchant-vessel-japan

Not good, new Skipper, somebody messed up bad to not see traffic that large so close.

Lost at sea not good...even if on watch on a weather deck and equipped with vest and light...it's a big ocean, and at night and if not conscious....

Ugh!

Likely gone, prayers for loved ones of the seven.   ::praying::
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Re: USS Fitzgerald collision...7 sailors missing
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 09:37:14 AM »
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Re: USS Fitzgerald collision...7 sailors missing
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 11:21:23 AM »
Our hearts and prayers go out to the families.

But I have to ask since I've never been in the military.

With all of the modern technology on board a U.S. destroyer, just how the f^*k does this happen?
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Re: USS Fitzgerald collision...7 sailors missing
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 11:39:46 AM »
I do not know Alan...they have GPS, back in my day it was a SINS or some such thing...everything an acronym of course...Ship Inertial Navigation System...something like that...anyway...air and sea radar...there are digital scopes and I think people still man some weather deck watches...

I don't get it...more than one person I suspect will catch hell for this...and the loss of life really makes it career-ending and possible time in Leavenworth...
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Re: USS Fitzgerald collision...7 sailors missing
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 08:16:57 PM »
The other ship rammed the destroyer.  Why aren't we hearing more how and WHY that happened?

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Re: USS Fitzgerald collision...7 sailors missing
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 06:37:36 AM »
True enough...but I don't know how the OOD on duty and his crew could lose track of something that large getting that close...all ships track each others position, but a warship should always be in a higher state of awareness, and it increases in intensity at regular intervals as proximity increases.  No excuse on either end, but I expect more from a USN vessel than a commercial tub.
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Re: USS Fitzgerald collision...7 sailors missing
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 08:11:10 AM »
This is making it look worse for the US ship...

http://news.trust.org/item/20170626101937-6xsul
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Re: USS Fitzgerald collision...7 sailors missing
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 06:59:14 PM »
It's looking like that whoever was in charge, failed at a level not seen since the Exxon Valdez.

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Re: USS Fitzgerald collision...7 sailors missing
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2017, 06:41:32 AM »
Yeah...that bozo spilled oil...these bozos spilled blood!
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