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BANGKOK 19 January 2019 08:04
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U.S. Navy destroyer, Philippines merchant vessel collide off Japan

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5 minutes ago, melvinmelvin said:

 

I miss the destroyer mishap in Hormuz, maybe about 5 years ago, same kind of destroyer as Fitz,

no fatalaties.

 

My "favourite" mishap was in the 70s, a US Coast Guard training vessel

early evening on its way up the river from the Bay, almost cut in two by a container vessel

coming down the river from the Washington DC area,

sank within minutes - several fatalities

Gigantic misunderstandings developed in an unsound sociological structure- typical Normal Accidents

kind of mishap

 

Training? Wonder who was driving? Some careers cut short. RIP. 

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10 minutes ago, nauseus said:

Training? Wonder who was driving? Some careers cut short. RIP. 

Yes, training vessel.

At the time, the driver was a very experienced US Coast Guard captain, (survived).

 

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Some new evidence re the Fitz crash has recently popped up,

a photo that was taken very shortly before the crash

 

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/01/16/photo-emerges-that-might-exonerate-fitz-defendant/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NT 1-16-19&utm_term=Editorial - Navy - Daily News Roundup

 

Not so interesting in my view, but navy lawyers are busy with it

 

 

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