Two USN ship collide in the Pacific

#3
The Essex was approaching the Yukon to get in position to be refueled when a steering malfunction occurred, and the two ships collided, said Cmdr. Charlie Brown, a fleet spokesman.

Both ships reported some damage, Brown said. He gave no further details.
Apart from....
 
#5
Not two USN. Yukon is USNS, a civvy run ship.
 
#6
Were they invisible ships?
 
#9
For crying out loud,is the Pacific not big enough? It's not as if it's like Tesco car park is it? Wasn't women drivers by any chance,was it?






Tin lid on,awaiting incoming from the females of the species.
 
#10
For crying out loud,is the Pacific not big enough? It's not as if it's like Tesco car park is it? Wasn't women drivers by any chance,was it?






Tin lid on,awaiting incoming from the females of the species.
You say that with tongue in cheek but one of the lasses I was at 34 Fd hosp with used to go to Tescos at 3 in the morning so nobody would park near her. However on one trip they parked in front of her and she had to wait over an hour for them to come out and drive off as "she didn't like reversing."
 

seaweed

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#11
Massively silly landlubber comments. If you have a steering gear failure while you are in the middle of refuelling underway alongside a tanker, this is what happens, because part of your ship is in a pressure zone and part in a suction zone. Could happen to anyone.
 
#12
That'll be the last time they let the RN exchange officer have the wheel.

If it's been sent from my HTC Sensation using Tapatalk then I'm probably pissed.
 
#13
Massively silly landlubber comments. If you have a steering gear failure while you are in the middle of refuelling underway alongside a tanker, this is what happens, because part of your ship is in a pressure zone and part in a suction zone. Could happen to anyone.
See, if I was driving a ship that lost its steering gear I would stop it, then there wouldn't be those pressure zones or suction zones. Come to think of it, if I was refuelling, I would stop as well.
 
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goatrutar

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#14
Massively silly landlubber comments. If you have a steering gear failure while you are in the middle of refuelling underway alongside a tanker, this is what happens, because part of your ship is in a pressure zone and part in a suction zone. Could happen to anyone.
I thought you were supposed to turn your car off while your were refueling?
 
#15
I was on a British Grey Funnel line a while a go on the upper deck watching the RAS when exactly this happened - I could see the Bridge staff flapping on the bridge wing and my 1st and pretty much only thought was to look across to the other ship and see if there were any pointy bits coming in my direction.

Thankfully no-one was hurt, bar an engineer bloke who broke his hand trying to engage the emergency steering thingy.

Happy days...
 
#16
Massively silly landlubber comments. If you have a steering gear failure while you are in the middle of refuelling underway alongside a tanker, this is what happens, because part of your ship is in a pressure zone and part in a suction zone. Could happen to anyone.
It's never happened to me. Has it happened to any of you other chaps?
 
#20
I'm not big on those boaty things. Can I be the one who pulls the string on the cannon up the pointy bit?
Sorry,that position has been outsourced to a firm in Mumbai.
Now Andrew calls them on a premium rate number,enters the PIN enters the GPS co-ordinates.Enters the credit card details.Then "David" calls back to obtain the Security Number on the rear of the card.
The firing request will then happen during the next 24 hours.
 

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