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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #210 on: June 04, 2018, 09:30:48 AM »
Commanders are really fucked up. Most don't care about anything but there careers.  I've had a few like that.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #211 on: June 04, 2018, 09:48:47 AM »
Commanders are really fucked up. Most don't care about anything but there careers.  I've had a few like that.
I generally found that for the most part, junior officers were alright and cared.   Senior officers were generally careerists only concerned about their career and next promotion.   Obviously some of those started off as junior officers. 

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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #212 on: June 04, 2018, 10:34:18 AM »
Commanders are really fucked up. Most don't care about anything but there careers.  I've had a few like that.
I generally found that for the most part, junior officers were alright and cared.   Senior officers were generally careerists only concerned about their career and next promotion.   Obviously some of those started off as junior officers.

I see the same thing in the corporate world. The closer the the action, the more they care. When they get to a certain level then something changes. Suddenly their shit don't stink and they think they are geniuses.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #213 on: November 08, 2018, 03:11:50 PM »
An oil tanker collided with a Norwegian Navy Frigate last night causing a long tear in the hull of the frigate and it taking on massive amounts of water. The captain/commander (whatever they are called) intentionally put the ship in the shallows to prevent it from sinking. There were no fatalities, but 8 injuries.
Investigations are currently ongoing by both the military/navy and the police to figure out how this could happen. Especially because this was a state-of-the-art frigate which should have had several opportunities to see the tanker.

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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #214 on: November 08, 2018, 04:07:19 PM »
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« Reply #215 on: November 08, 2018, 04:12:37 PM »
An oil tanker collided with a Norwegian Navy Frigate last night causing a long tear in the hull of the frigate and it taking on massive amounts of water. The captain/commander (whatever they are called) intentionally put the ship in the shallows to prevent it from sinking. There were no fatalities, but 8 injuries.
Investigations are currently ongoing by both the military/navy and the police to figure out how this could happen. Especially because this was a state-of-the-art frigate which should have had several opportunities to see the tanker.

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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #216 on: November 08, 2018, 06:22:04 PM »
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« Reply #217 on: November 08, 2018, 07:13:19 PM »
Yeah, looks like no serious injuries, so the cost of this colossal fuck up is the main issue. The ship cost around 440 million Euros/4.2 billion NOK new, valued at about half that now. Or 24 hours ago.

In addition to shutting down travel and several oil platforms, the cost of the rescue efforts, etc.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #218 on: November 08, 2018, 09:34:38 PM »
Wonder if it salvageable
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #219 on: November 09, 2018, 05:15:57 AM »
If it doesn't sink.

They're working on securing it, and then they have to remove all the ammunition before they can bring it home.

Here's an article with anonymous sources claiming that the frigate was contacted both by the tanker and the traffic authorities ahead of the the collision, and they responded that they had control. This more mainstream news agency confirms that there was contact with the traffic authorities just before the collision.

If the oil tanker had been seriously damaged, with 625 000 barrels of oil this could've been an Exxon Valdez level disaster.
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« Reply #220 on: November 09, 2018, 08:27:45 AM »
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #221 on: November 10, 2018, 08:30:51 PM »
Russian's largest drydock sunk along with their only carrier.

The Amiral Kuznetsov  pretty much was already is pretty screw already

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Details remain limited and are likely to change, but what we do know is that one of the world's largest floating dry docks, known as PD-50, has sunk while Russia's aircraft carrier Amiral Kuznetsov was aboard. According to reports, the dry dock began to sink suddenly, collapsing cranes onto the carrier's deck and sending shipyard workers scrambling for their lives.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #222 on: November 11, 2018, 05:40:17 AM »
USS Nevada's CO grounded her on Hospital Point (east side of the channel) on Dec. 7th, 1941. The IJN pilots saw her moving and were drawn like flies to honey. She returned to service. Eventually.
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« Reply #223 on: November 11, 2018, 08:24:33 AM »
The Nevada came to rest more or less level

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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #224 on: November 11, 2018, 09:21:23 AM »
Homer Wallin raised the Oklahoma as well, though that one was a wee bit more challenging.



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