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USS Fitzgerald Collision - Possible Alternate Theory

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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: DupontDeux
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Uh I love alternative theories!


Hmm, just a note, the ACX Crystal is a 39,565 deadweight tonnage, 730 ft long, 39,265 brake horsepower vessel designed for going in straight lines with as little fuel consumption as possible.

It is not the sort of ship that makes sudden course changes.

Everything else being equal it is likely that the USS Fitzgerald collided with the ACX Crystal and not the other way around. I think that even if the Crystal tried to collide with the Fitzgerald it would not be able to, unless there was some serious wrongdoing on the bridge of the latter.

Anyway, just a note that the cause of the collision should likely be sought on the USS Fitzgerald.


The Crystal's bow collided with the starboard side of the Fitzgerald. I find it unlikely
that The Fitzgerald was traveling sideways and ran into the bow of the Crystal.

Besides, in shipping rules and regulations, any ship that encounters another ship that is
starboard from them is to yield to that ship, so clearly The Crystal should have yielded to the
Fitzgerald.

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edit on 27-6-2017 by rebelv because: syntax




posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:22 PM
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Besides, in shipping rules and regulations, any ship that encounters another ship that is
starboard from them is to yield to that ship, so clearly The Crystal should have yielded to the
Fitzgerald.


The Crystal appears to have been on a starboard side. Look at the damage.



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