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U.S. Navy Ship Collides With Tanker


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:56 AM

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The U.S. Navy said one of its guided-missile destroyers collided with an oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

The collision between USS Porter and the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at about 1 a.m. local time, Bahrain-based U.S. 5th Fleet spokesman Lieutenant Greg Raelson said in a phone interview today. The collision was not combat-related and overall damage to the ship is being evaluated, he said.

Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway carrying a fifth of the world’s traded oil that Iranian officials have threatened to block in retaliation for sanctions targeting the country’s nuclear program. The U.S. Navy has said it would move to stop any Iranian attempt block the waterway.

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Had the blind guy with the listening device on watch on the bridge or something?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:35 PM

Wow, how incredibly stupid is this?!
Unbelievable.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:49 PM

That Captain's career is OVER.  What a shame that it was probably an issue of poor seamanship by one of his sailors and he will walk the career plank for it.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:17 PM

How do two huge ships not see each other and give wide births to one another?

Someone was asleep at the helm of one or both ships.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

Accidents happen.  The captain's career has come to a screeching halt. :td:


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:49 PM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 12 August 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

Accidents happen.  The captain's career has come to a screeching halt. :td:

Well, at least the tanker captain can claim he had the right of way as his vessel is more difficult to maneuver

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

Yeah, with this type of negligence, I guess terrorists can now just go up to the ship without anyone knowing.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:22 PM

You gotta wonder... was anyone operating radar?  Was there a lookout of ANY kind?  We're talking about a TANKER here.... sheesh...

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:35 PM

View Postand then, on 14 August 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

You gotta wonder... was anyone operating radar?  Was there a lookout of ANY kind?  We're talking about a TANKER here.... sheesh...

Easy to miss 'cause they are so small, what is your problem? :devil:

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:24 PM

What you guys are all unaware of was that the tanker was actually the nerve center for a James Bondesque supervillian who was on the verge of taking over the world.  They're covering it up so the general population will never no just how close we came to having civilization destroyed. :ph34r:





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