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Fire aboard the USS Cole

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posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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As the topic states, there is a fire on the USS Cole. Cole is located in Norfolk, Va. In the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
Fire crews have been dispatched approximately 15 minutes ago.
Please excuse me, for I am using a cell phone to share.
I have learned this information from a neighbor of mine whom is a fireman/EMT dude.
Will post more as I learn.




posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:01 PM
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The fire is below deck.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: RoadCourse

Hope no one is hurt



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:03 PM
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It's in the galley. NFD is on scene along with crew and Navy firefighters.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: RoadCourse

That there is one unlucky ship.

I hope she and her crew come out OK.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:04 PM
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Location- Marine Hydraulics International in Norfolk, Va.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:07 PM
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a reply to: greencmp

It sounds like a fairly minor fire. Only one NFD unit is reported on scene. They said a total of 25 people between Navy and civilian firefighters.
edit on 7/30/2015 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:08 PM
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originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: RoadCourse

That there is one unlucky ship.

I hope she and her crew come out OK.

Yeah, no kiddin'.
Maybe they broke up a cheap bottle of champagne on that one huh!?!



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: RoadCourse

I've heard of a lot worse luck with other ships.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RoadCourse

I've heard of a lot worse luck with other ships.

Maybe those were from the same case of champagne.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RoadCourse

I've heard of a lot worse luck with other ships.


Well, in terms of popular recognition, I just meant that it is the only ship that Al-Qaeda successfully hit as far as I know.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:29 PM
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NFD was dispatched at 8:42pm, and arrived on scene at 8:46pm. It was under control about an hour later at 9:43pm.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:30 PM
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originally posted by: greencmp

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RoadCourse

I've heard of a lot worse luck with other ships.


Well, in terms of popular recognition, I just meant that it is the only ship that Al-Qaeda successfully hit as far as I know.

For the record...I knew what you meant.
But I would like to know what kind of incidents have happened to other vessels.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: RoadCourse

USS Greenville is the most recognized. While doing a VIP cruise off Honolulu, she did an emergency surface and rammed the Ehime Maru, a Japanese training vessel, killing a student and the engineer.

She went on to run aground going into the harbor at Guam, as well as colliding with two more vessels, a civilian tanker, and Navy resupply ship.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:38 PM
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a reply to: RoadCourse

With that ship?

Wouldn't surprise me.

For what it's worth? The commander of USS Cole at the time of it's bombing in Yemen was, essentially, forced out of the Navy by the Senate which denied promotion to captain multiple times despite his exoneration by an investigation.

Thus he was forced to retire as commander.

I wonder how the other officers aboard the Cole have done? I find it...disappointing that every officer above cdr. Lippold moved up the ladder, but he did not. Wonder where the XO is?

He bears ultimate responsibility for the safety of his ship. True enough. But don't the officers above him bear some responsibility for incomplete intelligence that allowed the CO to utilize incomplete security?

That's my take away from what I've read in various sources, including Proceedings, the Navy's in-house publication.

It doesn't take much to wreak a Navy career, this is an obvious example.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:42 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RoadCourse

USS Greenville is the most recognized. While doing a VIP cruise off Honolulu, she did an emergency surface and rammed the Ehime Maru, a Japanese training vessel, killing a student and the engineer.

She went on to run aground going into the harbor at Guam, as well as colliding with two more vessels, a civilian tanker, and Navy resupply ship.

One of my best friends AND his father had worked (Newport News Shipbuilding) on that sub.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Look what they did with the CO of the Indianapolis after WWII.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Truth.

Thing is, and this irritates the Hell out of me, it wasn't the Navy that # canned him. It was the Senate. Senator Warner apparently, actually no apparently about it, had an issue with the officer, and as Chairman of the Armed Services committee, essentially ended the mans career.

By all accounts, the guy was a good, even outstanding officer, who was betrayed by his chain of commands lack of intelligence. Take that however you wish to.

my reading of it is he was a sacrificial lamb to political expedience, on the part of the White House, and the Senate.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: seagull

That's the risk/drawback to having the oversight system we have. It lets them control things like that, whether it's justified or not.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 10:55 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yeah. ...and truth to tell, it's probably the best way to go about it.

But, it's got a dark side that shows up all too often.



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