Whoopsie, US Navy vs Container Ship

Let the speculation begin!


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I just finished teaching another radar class last week, and the easy speculation is about safe speed. I tell new students, “Good luck trying to get the Coast Guard, or any other investigator in this case, that your vessel was traveling at a safe speed when you have a collision.”

Unless some other interesting information shows up, the simple pictures of both damaged vessels would indicate most of the fault will be with the naval vessel.

I saw this on the news last night. ABC brought in a retired Navy Fighter Pilot to be their expert. He clearly stated that it’s the bigger ships responsibility to stay out of the way of small ships. :confused:


The plot thickens…

But of course, the law of gross tonnage in reverse. Just the kind of guy you want commanding an aircraft carrier.