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    Default US Navy ship experiencing flooding after colliding with container ship off coast of J

    The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine container ship off the coast of Japan in the early hours of Saturday morning local time, the Navy's 7th Fleet said.

    The Fitzgerald was operating about 56 miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, when it hit the container ship at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time.

    The U.S. ship sustained damage on its starboard side and is experiencing flooding in some spaces, according to the 7th Fleet.

    There are no reports of fatalities aboard the Fitzgerald, Cmdr. William Clinton, a spokesman for the 7th Fleet, told ABC News. There have been injuries reported on the U.S. ship, and the Navy is checking to see if there are any missing sailors, he said.
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    The fact that no further mention of the container ship is made leads me to believe it did not sustain any damage.
    Maybe they should upgrade to container ships.

    Also how pathetic is your readiness if someone snuck up on you with a container ship. Serious embarrassment for the US navy

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    Queue the experts and the know it all's.. ..

    The ship was robably running excerises under darkened ship and no electrocis...i.e. radars.

    I was on the Roosevelt when it reversed into the leyte gulf

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackersa View Post
    Queue the experts and the know it all's.. ..

    The ship was robably running excerises under darkened ship and no electrocis...i.e. radars.

    I was on the Roosevelt when it reversed into the leyte gulf
    The watch officer was asleep
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackersa View Post
    Queue the experts and the know it all's.. ..

    The ship was robably running excerises under darkened ship and no electrocis...i.e. radars.

    I was on the Roosevelt when it reversed into the leyte gulf
    Essentially crash into a sky scraper traveling on the sea.
    No matter which way you cut it, it looks pathetic. You don't need to be an expert to think something is pathetic. Military might is 50% about looking powerful.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnome View Post
    Essentially crash into a sky scraper traveling on the sea.
    No matter which way you cut it, it looks pathetic. You don't need to be an expert to think something is pathetic. Military might is 50% about looking powerful.
    You have expirence in this how?

    So you know the following:

    1. Weather conditions
    2. Moon phase
    3. What excerises the naval vessel was doing
    4. If the merchant ship had working lights
    5. If the merchant ship had a working radar
    6. If merchant ship captain / crew were sober

    Article doesn't say enough but feck it. America bad! America must burn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackersa View Post
    Article doesn't say enough but feck it. America bad! America must burn!
    This has nothing to do with America. LOL. Calm down man.

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    Default USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan

    Seven US Navy crew members are missing after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan.

    Among the injured is the USS Fitzgerald's commanding officer, who was taken to hospital by helicopter.

    The destroyer collided with the container ship about 56 nautical miles (104km) south-west of Yokosuka.

    Aerial images showed heavy damage to the Navy ship's starboard side after the collision at about 02:30 local time on Saturday (17:30 GMT Friday).

    The ship's commanding officer, Cdr Bryce Benson, was in a stable condition after being transferred to US Naval Hospital Yokosuka, according to Navy officials.

    Two other sailors were flown to hospital by helicopter for treatments for "lacerations and bruises", said the US 7th Fleet via Twitter.

    By mid-afternoon local time, it said that all flooding on board the USS Fitzgerald was under control. It is not believed to be at risk of sinking.

    The 7th Fleet also said the 154-metre (505ft) ship was now on its way to Yokosuka - under its own power, but with limited propulsion.
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    This of course has to posted in a thread like this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cn@ View Post
    This of course has to posted in a thread like this.
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    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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    Of course I know, but it's still very funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackersa View Post
    You have expirence in this how?

    So you know the following:

    1. Weather conditions
    2. Moon phase
    3. What excerises the naval vessel was doing
    4. If the merchant ship had working lights
    5. If the merchant ship had a working radar
    6. If merchant ship captain / crew were sober

    Article doesn't say enough but feck it. America bad! America must burn!
    To be fair, this should not have happened in spite of whatever conditions - hell, even if the merchant ship's captain was drunk as a Caribbean pirate, it's really not an excuse. Somebody or something system related must've failed on the USS Fitzgerald.

    At the moment the focus is on the search for the missing sailors. Later will come the investigation into how one of the world's most sophisticated warships failed to avoid colliding with a 30,000-tonne cargo ship on a calm, clear night.

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