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Radioactive Posted - Nov 01 2017 : 14:35:35
Report issued.


I have only skimmed it, but I found no "revelations".

USN found both ships "at fault", citing list of errors leading up to incident.

RIP those who served.


To add link to actual release:

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Radioactive Posted - May 27 2018 : 03:19:03

"former commander of the USS John S. McCain pleaded guilty Friday to dereliction of duty when the destroyer collided with a commercial tanker"

"Sanchez agreed to retire from service, forfeit $6,000 in wages, and was issued a letter of reprimand."

Good Grief Posted - May 09 2018 : 11:24:00
Latest - a J.O. pleads guilty -
boatbum Posted - Jan 17 2018 : 20:04:22
It's one thing to die in combat under duress and totally different to die because someone can't take charge and prevent an accident.
j-d Posted - Jan 17 2018 : 11:06:08
USN is telling its captains to run with AIS on, at least in congested areas...
Appropriate, but still not a substitute for good watchstanding. Maybe they should take off on the automotive industry: Automatic Braking...
Good Grief Posted - Jan 17 2018 : 09:52:35
Wow. . . .

Michael Clemensen Posted - Nov 01 2017 : 17:48:53
L. Keith Posted - Nov 01 2017 : 17:14:21
There are hundreds of competent mariners that were laid off by the boat companies due to the decline in crude oil prices. The Navy could hire three, out of work, USCG Licensed Mariners (with Unlimited Master's tickets) to keep the watch on each US Navy vessel and put an end to all these collisions. Having Licensed Mariners from South Louisiana in the wheel house would add an extra layer of professionalism, plus as a bonus, the food quality would improve greatly on the boats. The machinery spaces and electronic rooms on these Navy vessels are full of "Contractors" keeping things running, why not use "Contractors" in the wheel house?
boatbum Posted - Nov 01 2017 : 16:29:48
Indeed RIP. Totally unnecessary and a tragic waste of life. I guess I would support lawsuits by family members. I accept that anyone who serves in the military puts themselves in harm's way, but geeze, there was no need for this.

Would anyone be surprised by the 'could have been prevented' conclusions?

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