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McCain/Fitzgerald Collisions
« on: July 15, 2018, 22:18:39 »
There seems to be plenty of blame to spread around.You could blame the watch personnel or hate the game or blame higher echelons of the Navy.


https://www.stripes.com/news/special-reports/featured/fitzgerald-mccain-collisions-are-the-right-people-being-held-to-account-1.537879

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Re: McCain/Fitzgerald Collisions
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 00:20:27 »
Failures like this are the result of rot throughout the system. that being said the individual actions of the sailors in the flooding areas of both ships was exemplary.
 

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Re: McCain/Fitzgerald Collisions
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 01:23:26 »
I agree the loss of life could have been worse were it not for luck and training.

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USN Acted On Most Changes After Collisions
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 08:38:06 »
The loss of crew and damage to valuable ships forced the Navy to make some changes.

https://www.stripes.com/news/navy-enacts-almost-all-changes-recommended-after-fatal-uss-fitzgerald-and-uss-mccain-collisions-1.573361

Of the 117 changes the reports recommended — later trimmed to 103 — 91 were put in place, according to a Feb. 25 memorandum to Congress by Adm. William Moran. Those changes were meant to address years of underfunded operations, an increased pace of operations and an erosion of safety standards, according to the reports.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer ordered the reports to identify problems that led to the separate tragedies involving ships of the Japan-based 7th Fleet. He tasked the Navy with conducting a comprehensive review in August 2017 and the following month asked an independent team of subject matter experts to conduct a separate strategic readiness review.