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    Navy - "don't worry, I'm sure he'll move over" ....

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-navy-ship-c...081342532.html

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) One of the U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyers suffered minor damage when it collided with an oil tanker early Sunday just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

    The collision left a gaping hole in the starboard side of USS Porter, but no one was injured on either vessel, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. The collision with the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1 a.m. local time.


    Will the captain be replaced? Ramming speed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Will the captain be replaced?
    Replaced? He'll never receive another commission, let alone promotion. He'll be pounding dirt the rest of his time until they stop-loss him.

    EDIT: That is, of course, assuming he isn't found guilty of dereliction.
    Last edited by ()pen(arry; 08-12-2012 at 04:46 PM.

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    Let me be the first to offer a few study aids a day late:
    http://quizlet.com/5325184/naval-ski...d-flash-cards/

    http://www.vac-u-boat.com/images/Mis...sOfTheRoad.PDF

    http://www.working-the-sails.com/rules_of_the_road.html

    Hazarding a ship is a court martial offense. A very serious one.
    http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/ucmj2.htm

    910. ART 110. IMPROPER HAZARDING OF VESSEL (a) Any person subject to this chapter who willfully and wrongfully hazards or suffers to be hazarded any vessel of the armed forces shall suffer death or such punishment as a court- martial may direct.

    (b) Any person subject to this chapter who negligently hazards or suffers to be hazarded any vessel of the armed forces shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
    stay safe.
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    USNAVYSHIP: Approaching vessel, you are on a collision course. We have the right of way. Alter course 15 degrees to starboard.

    Approaching vessel: (nada)

    USNAVYSHIP: Approaching vessel, you are on a collision course. We have the right of way. Alter course 15 degrees to starboard now!

    Approaching vessel: (nada)

    USNAVYSHIP: Approaching vessel, we have the right of way. Alter course 15 degrees to starboard now or we will open fire!

    Approaching vessel: Navy, this is X Lighthouse. Suggest you alter course 15 degrees to port. Fire on me and I'll have the Coast Guard pull a safety inspection on you that will make your head reel.

    If it's not true it ought to be.

    stay safe.
    "He'll regret it to his dying day....if ever he lives that long."----The Quiet Man

    Because stupidity isn't a race, and everybody can win.

    "No matter how much contempt you have for the media in all this, you don't have enough"
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    It's not true. http://www.snopes.com/military/lighthouse.asp

    If you don't like Snopes, and a lot of people don't, then how about the Navy?

    http://www.navy.mil/navydata/nav_legacy.asp?id=174

    This is by far my favorite retelling of the story.


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