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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Judging from the pix posted above, it seems the container vessel portside bow glanced off the middle starboard side of the navy ship, taking out a bit of the superstructure.

    If that's correct then the container ship was at approx 30-60 degrees angle sternward from the navy ship's viewpoint, in other words the container ship was heading from the right rear of the navy ship.

    That means the navy watch would only see the bow of the merchant ship, ie its thinnest possible profile.

    The container ship watch, on the other hand, would see a 3/4 side-on profile of the navy ship's starboard side, at around 30 degrees portside of bow, in full line of sight

    This leads me to surmise that the container ship steered into the navy ship.

    Conditions are not described. But they can play a large part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Judging from the pix posted above, it seems the container vessel portside bow glanced off the middle starboard side of the navy ship, taking out a bit of the superstructure.

    If that's correct then the container ship was at approx 30-60 degrees angle sternward from the navy ship's viewpoint, in other words the container ship was heading from the right rear of the navy ship.

    That means the navy watch would only see the bow of the merchant ship, ie its thinnest possible profile.

    The container ship watch, on the other hand, would see a 3/4 side-on profile of the navy ship's starboard side, at around 30 degrees portside of bow, in full line of sight

    This leads me to surmise that the container ship steered into the navy ship.

    Conditions are not described. But they can play a large part.
    And I would like to know what the navy ships rediness was at that time. In my experience on the Roosevelt, we were darkened ship and running silent to simulate detection avoidance. I was actually getting a Mt Dew when the collision alarm sounded. Looked at a buddy of mine said wtf.....felt a slight shudder and ran to my DC station

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    Japan built quality vs US....

    The Navy should ask for some donations from Sea Sheppard, those bastard torpedo into Japannese whaling ships like it's no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor187 View Post
    Japan built quality vs US....

    The Navy should ask for some donations from Sea Sheppard, those bastard torpedo into Japannese whaling ships like it's no problem
    Lol. I started off as wtf....great punchline.

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    It does not matter whether or not the non-mil ship made sudden or unpredictable course adjustments. Really it should not matter in the least.

    Cargo ships are normally well lit, mil not and of course no tracking. Wtf was the Fitzgerald trying to do here?

    Who was on watch and wtf where they doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneeky View Post
    It does not matter whether or not the non-mil ship made sudden or unpredictable course adjustments. Really it should not matter in the least.
    Yeah amazing how those container ships zigzag when you least expect it. Gotta be fast on the reflexes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor187 View Post
    Japan built quality vs US....

    The Navy should ask for some donations from Sea Sheppard, those bastard torpedo into Japannese whaling ships like it's no problem
    Amazingly ignorant comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    Yeah amazing how those container ships zigzag when you least expect it. Gotta be fast on the reflexes.
    Just alert, which seems to be quite doubtable right now.
    The Fitzgerald or any other ship in that class will be able to turn on a dime compared to a standard cargo freighter.

    It is actually very hard to believe this really happened, they crashed into a cargo ship, not some little fishing skiff with no or little signature. Again what was really going on here?

    edit: effectively, they crashed a jetski (with all the best sensory equipment) into a oil tanker, how/why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    Yeah amazing how those container ships zigzag when you least expect it. Gotta be fast on the reflexes.


    Irony strong...
    You obviously didn't read my other post in this thread
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    This kind of thing would never happen with our navy.

















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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonRoux View Post
    This kind of thing would never happen with our navy.

















    Yep. Our navy is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnome View Post
    The ship they crashed into:

    Obviously a hard to spot vessel.
    They probably had their radar off, lights off, it was dark, foggy, blindfolds on, training, etc.

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    The US Ship:
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    I wonder how the "I didn't see it" goes down in this situation, like the motorists

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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonRoux View Post
    This kind of thing would never happen with our navy.

















    that fancy German sub is in the drydock because they can't even start the freakin thing. (from what I heard last)

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    All seven missing crew members were found in the flooded compartments.

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    Similar thing happened to the Russians recently.

    A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock and all 78 personnel on board the navy ship were evacuated, Turkish officials said.
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