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USS McCain Collides with Oil Tanker

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    USS McCain Collides with Oil Tanker

    BREAKING: US Navy destroyer USS John McCain collides with large merchant vessel; search and rescue underway | American Military News

    Bad news. Also, makes me wonder how this continues to happen. Also makes one think this is a bad time for yet another warship to be damaged.
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    Just heard this! Read yesterday our ship was shadowing some NK ship? Hmmmm
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    My thoughts go out to the families of the missing.

    Whenever I went up to the bridge there were always at least 2-3 lookouts, helm, throttle, BMOW, and OOD at a minimum, it just baffles me how this could keep happening... A lot of people have to blatantly not be paying attention to run into another ship, from my experiance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrepperLite View Post

    Whenever I went up to the bridge there were always at least 2-3 lookouts, helm, throttle, BMOW, and OOD at a minimum, it just baffles me how this could keep happening... A lot of people have to blatantly not be paying attention to run into another ship, from my experiance.
    I'm past Air Force, but would not the CIC be fully manned at all times? With some of the best radars in the world on an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, how is it possible to keep running into slow merchant vessels? How can we trust the navy could fight a war if they can't even keep from running into other ships?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck View Post
    I'm past Air Force, but would not the CIC be fully manned at all times? With some of the best radars in the world, how is it possible to keep running into slow merchant vessels?
    Combat / Radio would be manned as well but yes I agree, hell even your basic navigation radars can pick up a 900 foot tanker...
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    What if this is the work of infiltraitors ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator Monroe View Post
    What if this is the work of infiltraitors ?
    That thought crossed my mind also.

    Something that keeps crossing my mind even more though is...someone has the ability to overtake our ships with electronic warfare.

    I just can't imagine the United States Navy has become this inept.
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    @Robie This guy has been making a lot of vids about the Fitzgerald. You'll find them interesting.

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    Well, it is the U.S.S. John McCain after all. And from reading Denton's link, the damage to it was all on the left side (also, not surprising).

    Given the real John McCain did quite a bit of damage to Navy ships, I am thinking the U.S. Navy should just retire all things named John McCain.
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    Our radar picks up ships just fine, and while it was already installed when we bought the boat I know they just are not that much. This is really a high level of incompetence.
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