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    TopHatter: Thank you for the assist with the link on my post. It's much appreciated. (I need all the help I can get...)

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    One wonders: 4 colisions in 2 years... how many near misses went unreported?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlvfr View Post
    ... hold on... you just get a computer simulation showing how/where to repair?! /shock
    No...a simulator in a garage. Not the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post
    TopHatter: Thank you for the assist with the link on my post. It's much appreciated. (I need all the help I can get...)
    No worries, happy to help
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    Called it right...

    Quote Originally Posted by JCT View Post
    Actually, the third collision this year. In May the LAKE CHAMPLAIN hit a South Korean fishing vessel. Once is happenstance. Twice is a coincidence. Three times? Good chance someone above the level of the various ship's COs will get fired.

    I hope that the missing Sailors are recovered alive, but after this much elapsed time it will soon become a recovery effort versus a search.
    The Navy cited a loss of confidence in Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin’s ability to command, the Associated Press reported.
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    Charles Nathan Findley, 31, from Amazonia, Missouri ....

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    This is very close to home... what a terrible loss.
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    Interesting summary by USS Cole commander....


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    Quote Originally Posted by blidgepump View Post
    The comments on the video are just precious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    The comments on the video are just precious...
    Jesus...

    From the comments section:

    "The next point to consider is the fact that all these cargo / merchant ships involved in these incidents are Chinese or Asian owned and manned vessels so there is obviously some thing going on that is covert and deliberate about the collisions."
    I didn't know YouTube commenters could use such impressive deductive reasoning! Ships involved in collisions off the coast of Asia are owned and operated by people from the same continent! Somebody better notify the US Navy Brass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDaPirate View Post
    Jesus...



    I didn't know YouTube commenters could use such impressive deductive reasoning! Ships involved in collisions off the coast of Asia are owned and operated by people from the same continent! Somebody better notify the US Navy Brass!
    I know, right?

    There is no short supply of keyboard warriors, or sailors.

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    Comments on non- or lightly moderated boards/forums tend to be a) highly partisan and b) factually worthless. One reason I like WAB is that most idiots are run off fairly quickly.

    In years past the Navy has fired an awful lot of Commanding Officers, upwards of 30+ a year. I have no idea if that trend continues, but what sort of mentality does it create in the 'survivors'? How does it affect their interaction with their crew?

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    US Navy ships in deadly collisions had dismal training records

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/politi...red/index.html

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    Certificates expired ....

    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    US Navy ships in deadly collisions had dismal training records

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/politi...red/index.html
    Yikes, ships and crew deployed without certificates.
    A little confusion on my part, if only 10 were reported upon and there are 28 some total certificates are the 10 the most critical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    US Navy ships in deadly collisions had dismal training records

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/politi...red/index.html
    Not meaning to minimize the importance of training, but this hardly explains how these collisions occurred.

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