HSV-2 Swift...... Why has NOBODY picked up on this?


#1

Yemeni forces sink Incat vessel HSV-2 Swift, which was carrying supplies for UAE forcesWas the AMO still crewing her???

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/yemeni-forces-sink-incat-vessel-hsv2-swift-which-was-carrying-supplies-for-uae-forces/news-story/2e5023cebd3a0a6a83ac6ff077741c53


#2

lm1883 posted a thread about it earlier today. Other than that I haven’t heard anything about it via media.


#3

[QUOTE=Wrench;191030][B]Yemeni forces sink Incat vessel HSV-2 Swift, which was carrying supplies for UAE forces[/B]

Was the AMO still crewing her???

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/yemeni-forces-sink-incat-vessel-hsv2-swift-which-was-carrying-supplies-for-uae-forces/news-story/2e5023cebd3a0a6a83ac6ff077741c53[/QUOTE]

If you had read the link you posted you would have likely known the answer. The US Navy charter was up in 2013 and she was returned to Incat. So no, the AMO was not crewing her. At the time of this incident she was chartered by UAE and operated by United Arab Emirates’ National Marine Dredging Company.


#4

Ouch. She’s all aluminum construction like the ones that followed. Aluminum alloys burn and begin to melt well below 1000F.

I hope the Pentagon is paying attention.

Even though they were foreign guys my heart goes out to them. Most probably died an agonizing death.


#5

The Houthis have sank quite a few Saudi Warships and the Saudis are replacing the lost tonnage with ships from the LCS program. Like Catherder said: “I hope they are watching”.


#6

Excuse me if this question is morbid, but why are the flames in the bow lavender-coloured?


#7

The American naval term “Littoral combat ship” is a contradiction in terms, as it hard to engage in combat using a lightweight alloy unarmored vessel with minimum backup systems, as this video attests.

Just a couple of well placed incoming rounds, and the “combat” part of the ship’s intended role becomes irrelevant.


#8

[QUOTE=catherder;191039]Ouch. She’s all aluminum construction like the ones that followed. Aluminum alloys burn and begin to melt well below 1000F.

I hope the Pentagon is paying attention.

Even though they were foreign guys my heart goes out to them. Most probably died an agonizing death.[/QUOTE]

Foreign lives matters to!!!


#9

My ship has known about this for a few days. Details are few and far between.


#10

[QUOTE=Emrobu;191046]Excuse me if this question is morbid, but why are the flames in the bow lavender-coloured?[/QUOTE]

Probably a lot of wiring in the area. Copper will produce a greenish blue color in a flame.

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[QUOTE=catherder;191039]I hope the Pentagon is paying attention.[/QUOTE]

No hear see or speak about such things … there are retirement jobs and campaign contributions at stake.