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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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."
  6. 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.
  7. "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.
  8. Wow! CDR Bryce Benson(formally of the US destroyer Navy) found another gig already?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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. https://www.change.org/p/secretary-of-the-navy-please-name-ddg-127-after-fire-controlman-1st-class-gary-leo-rehm-jr
  12. 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."
  13. I will get flamed as even the Navy has snowflakes now. But, the collision alarm should have gone off evacuating that birthing area. With the collision alarm or any call to general quarters the ship goes "condition zulu or Zebra" without delay. Condition Z Every watertight door and hatch closed. The senior person or senior damage control person at the door is burdened with giving everyone a chance to evacuate and closing that door before water reaches the next level making it impossible to close that door. So at the first alarm that door should have been closed no matter who was on the other side of it. If the compartment does not flood those on the other side are likely fine. If water does fill the now locked off compartment closing the door likely saved the ship to keep fighting along with countless lives. When in doubt close the door. If you are unwilling to slam and dog hatches down you do not belong at sea in the Navy. Your duty is to the ship, the CO, and the entire fleet and crew. You and the boat must live to fight on. If that is not clear enough for you. You know from your damage training drills. If you delay and do not get yourself on the other side of that next door. A sailor will do your job for you and close that door with you stuck on the other side. Like a fire in a structure. Every able bodied male must get himself out without delay. Drag the person next to you if you can. Do not delay in getting the doors closed. Once the water starts flowing closing the door and saving the ship will likely be impossible. One birthing area alone had a capacity of 160. These are big spaces. Someone will get fried for failing to see the peril, sound the alarm, and close those doors before the collision.
  14. With no credible course and speed ever provided for any of the USS Fitzgerald's voyage we really have no idea if the Fitzgerald altered course in any way. What was the course and speed of the Fitzgerald at 15, 10, and 5 miles separation from the Crystal?
  15. The Navy Skipper was in his cabin. Navy skipper do not stay in their cabin during flight operations. If anything is going on the captain comes to the bridge. That includes stopping, turning, or anything other than a predefined minor course correction to maintain separation.