The McCain turned hard left eh.. Who would have thunk it.
They could have 30 people on the bridge and not done much about it. Collision regs and good seamanship dictate that they stand on as they did and their ability to manoeuvre was limited. Its standard practice to share the blame a bit in marine collisions. Like blaming pilot error if he's dead.But their bridge was not manned to company SOPs. True they did what they could but there is still the fact that the watch was undermanned.
I've had a very brief look at the linked report, and to be honest, Rear Admiral Bill Galinis appears at first glance to be a bit of a dick.Nothing carrier related but interesting...
Navy Reverting DDGs Back to Physical Throttles, After Fleet Rejects Touchscreen Controls - USNI NewsSAN DIEGO – The Navy will begin reverting destroyers back to a physical throttle and traditional helm control system in the next 18 to 24 months, after the fleet overwhelmingly said they prefer mechanical controls to touchscreen systems in the aftermath of the fatal USS John S. McCain (DDG-56)...news.usni.org
"Commonality" per se, is not a bad idea, but when it comes to mission critical systems, you need to have a bit more thought going into, rather than they just think " they will be alright," and stick them across various platforms. The problem Boeing is having right now with their 737 range...If it's cars or something, easier to implement/ recall but not easy on differing platforms where lives are at stake...may look outwardly similar sometimes, but not necessarily so inside.Cross-decking.
I've had a very brief look at the linked report, and to be honest, Rear Admiral Bill Galinis appears at first glance to be a bit of a dick.
Slightly dramatic, but misses nuance of the error chain.
Unfamiliarity with the touch screens contributed to two accidents that caused the deaths of 17 sailors, said incident reports.