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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: secretagent77
Yes, because a container ship that takes over 900 feet to turn can easily run down a ship that can go from a standing start to flank speed in less than that distance.
originally posted by: proteus33
what we have been talking about here about the erratic maneuvers by the cargo ship are being discussed in the msm my local news in nc was talking about how it looked like it could be deliberately but shipping company is trying to say the navu is lying that the collision happened an hour or more earlier
originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: Zaphod58
On Fox earlier: Retired Navy Capt. Nash said the cargo ship had the right-of-way but it also had a “responsibility to be predictable, which is to maintain course and speed.” The US ship then has “a consistent target that it can maneuver around so as to avoid a collision.” AIS tracking shows that cargo ship was “doing some amazing maneuvering just prior to the impact.”
originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: blackbird9393
Right now it is just a discussion. If something comes of it, I'll post it here. These are current and former Surface Warfare Officers. It is on a private blog and I'll have to get permission. I know several of them personally and you are vetted pretty good before being allowed on the site.
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: ketsuko
If you have any links, I would be very interested in reading them.