Tanker hits Destoyer, how is this possible? in Sailing Anarchy Posted June 23, 2017 32 minutes ago, estarzinger said: ^^ from that acticle: "And then they will make that investigation public. They will lay it out there for all to see and for all to learn from. Reporters won't have to submit Freedom of Information Act requests or rely on leakers to find out what investigators discover." but to ask my question again . . . . did the Navy actually release either of the Porter investigations? All I can find are statements that the Navy declined to release them? The Bridge Tape and log were released exactly under a press FOIA. Perhaps my google foo is missing the investigation reports, but I dont even find summaries of them in any articles? Well, bear in mind that the CNN article is an opinion piece written by a retired RADM, so when he said the report would be released with a press conference he was only expressing his assumption. I'm not sure what the story is with the Porter investigation. I don't know if it's routine to release these investigations to the general public, nor to I know if it's really necessary. If appropriate disciplinary actions are taken by the Navy (I'm confident they will be) and any lessons learned are promulgated to the fleet, how much value is there in satisfying the morbid curiosity of the public? Edited to add: I did find a Navy Times article from 2014 saying that the shipping company was suing the U.S. Government over the Porter collision. Perhaps that explains the lack of public release, if that suit is still going on.