"Land of the free, because of the brave..."
- Dec 12, 2012
Have wait for the investigation results. Lot of stuff that could have gone south not counting weather, sea state, engineering casualty on either ship, noise on all that radar, who's driving, lousy decisions, bad math........Radar? US ship probably jam packed with electronics. Just curious now. Thanks.
Senior leadership in the Navy continues to shine, at the expense of lives and readiness.
The Navy needs a good house-cleaning at O6 and above, to include the occasional O5 (who I'm guessing commanded this rig).
0220 at sea and darken ship, both watch sections half asleep and not paying attention. It happens.
As noted above, there can be many contributing factors. The stopping distance for big ships moving at normal cruising speed can be football fields long. Container ships have very small crews and are thoroughly automated.