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USS John S McCain collides with merchant ship

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by rampant, Aug 21, 2017.

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  1. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer



    Another prang

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, Aug. 21.

    The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, while the ship was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore.

    Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft.

    Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities.
     
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  2. Himmler74

    Himmler74 On ROPs

    Not again.
     
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  3. NSP

    NSP LE

    Another one? This is becomng a habit!
     
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  4. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    They're determined not to be second place to the RN.
     
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  5. Just can't get the staff these days..
     
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  6. How very unfortunate it's likely Trumps fault
     
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  7. That crafty Korean bastard.....
     
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  8. NSP

    NSP LE

    Up until now I had thought that Fraserburgh trawlermen were the biggest hazard to navigation on the high seas but now I see it is actually the world's policespam that is the real culprit...
     
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  9. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    It's not easy to steer when your smacked off your tits.

    Remember the rivalry between the old boys on the West Coast and North East Fishermen. NE despised the Westies as secretive and backwards as they spoke Gaelic between themselves out in the grounds, the Westies never trusted the NE saying they would happily slit a man's throat for a crate of fish.
     
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  10. NSP

    NSP LE

    For clarity, folks, that's Fraserburgh trawlermen not the USN.

    So I've been told. Allegedly.





    Grammar/syntax policing gratis.
     
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  11. "There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today"

    Said the US Admiral.
     
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  12. Loss of life may be higher following this incident, as there are 10 crewmembers missing from the destroyer. Another few officers' careers down the tubes possibly, subject to the outcome of the board of inquiry of course!
     
  13. He was directly quoted when returning to the White House on Sunday night, responding to reporters’ questions about the collision by saying: “That’s too bad.”

    Not particularly endearing or presidential really......:roll:
     
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  14. When has he ever been?
     
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  15. Deleted in consideration of Rampant's post about missing sailors.