Navy Destroyer hit by tanker

Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by el005639, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. el005639

    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,233
    Likes Received:
    1,649
  2. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    25,642
    Likes Received:
    12,715
    Busy places? Like a freaking ocean?

    What the hell is going on with these squids @HalloweenRun ? They aren't trying to back the damn thing into a slip at the local marina. Its a damn battleship on an ocean. Like with literally nothing around for miles except for that ONE thing...and you crash into it!

    Obama hurt us worse than we thought
     
    LSUpride123 likes this.
  3. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,565
    Likes Received:
    3,182
    I am stunned. I was on two surface ships that operated in both that area and out of Yokuka. Busy as hell, but everyone knew that. Neither CO would never had not been on the bridge that close to Tokyo Wan. I don't know any details on this second collision.

    The previous SECNAV, Ray Mabis, appears to have been much more interested in social engineering rather that the real navy's mission. Perhaps we are seeing the results of those that advanced under his tenure. Navy cynics, of which there are many are leaning that way.

    I will say, navigating those very confined waterways, following the Nautical Rules of the Road, when so many vessels are either on autopilot, or they don't care, is very complex and requires vigilance and professionalism.

    But, it's been that way forever, and these collisions are out of control. Totally unsat and reveal a huge problem in the surface navy.
     
    Bayou Tiger likes this.
  4. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,565
    Likes Received:
    3,182
    Shane, believe it or not, an awfully lot of ships get funneled in to some very constricted places, but that is nothing new. This spate of collisions. I used to tell people that going into Tokyo Bay was like I-85 in Atlanta, except you could sink!
     
  5. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Messages:
    19,202
    Likes Received:
    6,400
    I dont understand how this happens.

    That Navy ship has so much more mobility than that vessel.
     
  6. Bayou Tiger

    Bayou Tiger Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,457
    Likes Received:
    1,743
    No shit. Are these phuckers driving drunk, asleep at the wheel or just can't read an instrument? They can't see vessels atop the water, what are they going to do in a time of war and the enemy deploys subs?
     
  7. VHSTiger

    VHSTiger Freshman

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2017
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    120
    Call Rex
     
    Bayou Tiger likes this.
  8. Kikicaca

    Kikicaca Freshman

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    1,995
    Rex will be unavailable will be throwing urine at cops somewhere.
     
    shane0911 and Winston1 like this.
  9. Bayou Tiger

    Bayou Tiger Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,457
    Likes Received:
    1,743
    Put him in a canon? :D
     
  10. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    36,197
    Likes Received:
    13,530
    A Canon camera?
     

Share This Page