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  1. Boo-Yah

    Cruise Ship Disaster Anarchy

    four MAN 32/44CR engines. Total Ourtage...
  2. Posted 14 hours ago I was on the 68's not sure what it is like on the 70's. I forgot we used to climb up to the pole to spike too & I was over 50 doing that. Here is an old bow pic. Not much space up there? Is that poor man's DIY non skid on the pulpit or is that bumpers to prevent head bo bo's.... Note how high off the deck that hank job is?
  3. An Ocean wave can wash anyone off the foredeck. Happens in less than a second when your head is down focused on the work. Whoosh you have sixty year old already cold and tired being dragged in the water. If you do not get yourself back on the boat with the next wave you are in deep trouble. Does anyone have a story where they ended up in the water of a moving boat in a seaway where a harness saved them?
  4. Boo-Yah

    Boat Transport Drama

    That is a long way most of it outside with little place to hide. If the boat has old fuel and little use recently. Why take the chance to ruin your day and week. Just getting across Delaware Bay is more than most want to try twice.
  5. Boo-Yah

    Boat Transport Drama

    Chris is good with jacks.... SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mechanical failure for the truck transporting a 37-foot yacht from New York to Maryland led to the vessel ending up on the shoulder of Route 1 south yesterday, police said. Police learned overnight that the yacht had recently been sold and was in the process of being transported from Mamaroneck, New York to Maryland by Otter Creek Marina and Boat Transportation. The truck transporting the boat experienced mechanical problems and the driver, Christopher White, 49, of Forrest Hills, Maryland, decided to off load the boat on the shoulder of the highway at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, according to police. White left the boat on blocks and headed to Maryland to get a new trailer, but did not explain why he never notified police or any authorities about leaving the boat on the side of the road, police said. Just after 8 p.m., George’s Garage and Towing moved the yacht from the highway, police said. Police said White was issued two summonses, one for failure to notify police of a disabled or abandon vehicle and the second for obstructing the passage of vehicles. There was one minor car crash from drivers watching the boat while it was on the shoulder of the highway, police said.
  6. Anyone know how many of those seats are equipped for and task with the duty to notice another very large surface vessel? The crew interviews are likely very interesting for some of those seats and the officer and senior enlisted tasked with supervising them.
  7. The basic guidelines are as follows: Vessels within 500 yards of a U.S. naval vessel must operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course and proceed as directed by the official patrol. Recreational and commercial vessels are not allowed within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel, unless authorized by the official patrol. Vessels requesting to pass within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel must contact the official patrol on VHF-FM channel 16. The official patrol may permit vessels that can operate safely only in a navigable channel to pass within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel in order to ensure a safe passage in accordance with the Navigation Rules.
  8. That is one reason the Navy will send a RIB to check out Ma and Pa. If you point the bow directly at a US Navy ship and run a direct high speed course in the direction of a US Navy ship you are risking your life. In US Waters at 500 yards you are an active felon... "Mariners who violate a Naval Vessel Protection Zone will be perceived as a threat, and will face a quick, determined, and severe response. Violators are subject to arrest, prosecution, and, if convicted, imprisonment for up to six years and a fine of up to $250,000."
  9. AIS and The Navy. You never give your exact location to anyone who could be an enemy or threat. Even NK has missiles now. Why tell them where the assets are? Ever! Why not put a GPS tracker on the top of POTUS's Beast machine, AF-1, or Marine One so the media could report where they are? Because someone could use that data to launch a threat. AIS would allow the Russians to simultaneously destroy the entire surface fleet including submarines on the surface in less than 30 minutes. Yes, when a carrier has published their return to base. The carrier might turn on AIS once they are locked into the channel and arrival. There is no need to publish and great risk to publish the location of the entire Navy at the same time. Note: When the carrier is headed in. One has already left port and the air group has joined ready for WAR if it comes to that.
  10. "At night. What's the chance the Bridge Team picks up that target? " The the 'bridge" CO and OOD always own the outcome. The primary duty of spotting and tracking targets fails on the CIC, Combat Information Center, Ops Center. It is always dark in there. The real purpose of CIC is to spot, track, identify a threat with a firing solution to destroy the threat before anyone could see the threat with the human eye. The modern US military is all about kill and destroy before you can see it and most importantly kill it before it can see and strike you. It is always dark in the CIC with as many as 21 sailors working the screens and solutions at a time: The CIC calls it and offers solutions and recommendations. The bridge orders the execution and outcomes. Turn the wheel evade or fire the proposed weapons solution to destroy. No threat should ever be close enough to strike.
  11. Wow! CDR Bryce Benson(formally of the US destroyer Navy) found another gig already?
  12. The Japanese and others will not be as patient. Filipino Crew, Japanese investor owned ship, Japanese waters.... A bunch of cargo holders diverted and delayed to Tokyo. The list of people who have standing is long on this one.
  13. The Navy or POTUS can fix all that by making the CO and each of the officers of the watch or on the bridge available for a reasonable press interview. Instead the Navy made the choice to put them all in hiding. There are good reasons why leadership figures answer the reasonable questions of the press in a timely manner.
  14. If you keep digging on story five were up against impact location of the hull. Two and maybe more went into the compartment searching and evacuating more than once pulling others to safety before the door was finally shut with at least one known senior enlisted rescuer on the wet side. Likely two sailors trapped after making attempts to evacuate the compartment. A compartment that should have been empty and locked down before the collision.
  15. The watch should have notice a collision was imminent and hit the collision alarm. That should have got the CO and everyone else out of their berths. That leaves the question no one it answering publicly yet. When did the USS Fitzgerald at any level note the Crystal was there and on a collision course? What actions were taken? What alarms where sounded inside and outside the Fitzgerald? Under strict orders not to talk about what they saw that night, the crew of the Fitzgerald is mostly keeping its counsel while grieving the loss of its shipmates. But one sailor, contacted via social media, offered what may endure as an epitaph for the accident. "All I can say is," the sailor wrote to The New York Times, "somebody wasn't paying attention."