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Breaking: US Navy destroyer takes on water after collision off Japanese coast

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posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 08:32 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
, and if you look at the poles that support the cables that keep you from going overboard (don't remember what they're called off hand), they're diamond shaped, with a point angled out. That limits the amount of radar energy that gets returned from them.



Life Lines.

That's what we call them.




posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: silo13

If that destroyer sinks it should be considered an act of war. Japans ports should be seized and put under american control.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

Thank you. I just got done sweeping out an 85 degree trailer in 100% humidity when I posted that. My brain hadn't kicked back in yet.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: secretagent77
a reply to: silo13

If that destroyer sinks it should be considered an act of war. Japans ports should be seized and put under american control.


Completely off-the-wall absurd. What ever are you thinking?


(post by jafo1973 removed for a manners violation)

posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 08:48 PM
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7 missing including a commander, communication not fully operational?

Hard to believe it collided like that



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: secretagent77
a reply to: silo13

If that destroyer sinks it should be considered an act of war. Japans ports should be seized and put under american control.

Would you just shut up with your crap.

We're not going to go to war with Japan and the ADULTS in the USA and Japan will work it out.

Your doom porn and BS is getting old, fast.

peace



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 08:55 PM
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Her captain was the one lifted of. He was reported to have a "serious injury". He's currently at the naval hospital ashore and is in stable condition. Another crew member is being evaluated and may be airlifted.


Navy Times reported, “that Auxiliary Machine Room 1 and two crew berthings were completely flooded. Given the late hour, most crewmembers not standing watch would be in the berthing.”

news.usni.org...



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 08:55 PM
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originally posted by: secretagent77
a reply to: silo13

If that destroyer sinks it should be considered an act of war. Japans ports should be seized and put under american control.


What if an investigation determines it was an act of stupidity that cause the canoe to sink? More mega-freedoms of democracy?



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful

originally posted by: Zaphod58
, and if you look at the poles that support the cables that keep you from going overboard (don't remember what they're called off hand), they're diamond shaped, with a point angled out. That limits the amount of radar energy that gets returned from them.



Life Lines.

That's what we call them.


They are called stanchions and hold the life lines.

It does appear that the Navy vessel was the burdened vessel but the details are not yet known.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 09:18 PM
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originally posted by: secretagent77
a reply to: silo13

If that destroyer sinks it should be considered an act of war. Japans ports should be seized and put under american control.


You do realize that it was not a Japanese ship that hit the destroyer? It was a Philippines cargo ship that hit the destroyer. That we do not know exactly what happened yet, and it may have been the destroyer at fault?

That it was the Japanese coast guard that rendered assistance to the US naval vessel?



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 09:33 PM
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Four sailors, including the CO have been airlifted, and others are being evaluated. Four Japanese Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter are assisting with damage control, and searching the water in the area in case some of the missing went overboard.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 09:43 PM
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Possibly lucky that it didn't hit the bow.. isn't that where a battery of cruise missiles is located? or another missile system? would the impact have possibly triggered an explosion if it rammed it hard enough? I know it's reinforced, but scary..

I really hope the 7 missing is an error. That would be a damn shame.

IF the ship doesn't sink (don't think it will), it'll be a massive repair job. multiple decks are warped. Possible that the entire middle is warped out of shape. huge repair.. maybe have to slice out the bad part, and insert an new mid-section.. wow.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: Pharyax


originally posted by: bally001



bally


Just forward of the superstructure, and behind the gun are the missile tubes.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 09:47 PM
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Got a friend here in Japan that does insurance for the shipping business. I'll be calling him soon to find out what he knows about the ship. Not to cause panic, but I've only seen one picture of the ship. If done intentionally, my thoughts are, what if its a North Korean at the wheel?



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

Whoevers flag that this vessel flies under would do well to immediatly apologize and promise to at least pay for the repairs or America should consider it an act of war, it it's the philipines instead of Japan it doesn't mattter, America can't show weakness in events like this.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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Found another site with this info:


Classification No. : 083850
IMO No. : 9360611
Official No. : MNLA000714
Signal Letters : DYUG
Flag : Philippines
Port of Registry : Manila
Ship's Name : ACX CRYSTAL
Former Name 1 : --

Registered Owner 1 : SINBANALI SHIPPING, INC.

Management Company 1 : SEA QUEST SHIP MANAGEMENT INC.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Pharyax


originally posted by: bally001



bally


Just forward of the superstructure, and behind the gun are the missile tubes.



Yeah, knew where they were, and a set at the back too, yeah? Very close call. I mean, the chances are low it would trigger a warhead, but the chances are still there.

Crazy.. I can't wait to read the report on this!
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posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 09:58 PM
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Whoevers flag that this vessel flies under would do well to immediatly apologize and promise to at least pay for the repairs


Ships get be flagged in certain countries, as an economic benefit. The owners would be responsible.
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posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 10:00 PM
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Why? There isn't a shred of evidence they were at fault, and the evidence we have right now is pointing at the Fitzgerald being at fault.




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