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US military vessel collides with merchant ship

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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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Another US navy destroyer collides with a merchant vessel. This time near Singapore.




The destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel on Monday morning as "search and rescue efforts" ensued, the U.S. Navy says.

The military says the collision happened near Singapore in the Strait of Malacca while the U.S. warship was on a routine port visit in Singapore.
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The U.S. ship appeared to have damage to part of its side.

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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 06:52 PM
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The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.

The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, while the ship was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore.

Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft.

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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Wrong link, other than that ..WTF is going on in the Navy?



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 06:54 PM
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The USS John McCain? Nah.... Can't be!



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:04 PM
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Maybe McCain was at the helm?



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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:06 PM
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1 Navy ship would be an accident.
2 is a pattern unseen since even WW2 with their crude radar systems.
Someone is testing new electronic warfare devices, care to bet it's China?



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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Well this is certainly a disturbing trend, I honestly hope its just an incompetent drunk at the helm rather than the alternative.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:11 PM
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These collisions don't make any sense.
With radar, they can see other ships hundreds of miles away.
With sonar, they can see ships 20 miles away.
With mark one eyeball, they can see ships a few miles away.
Really weird.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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This may be this ship.



Vessel ALNIC MC (IMO: 9396725, MMSI: 636017930) is a chemical/oil products tanker built in 2008 and currently sailing under the flag of Liberia. ALNIC MC has 183m length overall and beam of 32m. Her gross tonnage is 30040 tons

Built: 2008
Size: 183 x 32 m

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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:13 PM
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fox news is reporting it also.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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Someone is testing new electronic warfare devices


First possibility that crossed my mind.

If it happened only once I wouldn't rule out total incompetence, but twice ........



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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This warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., both Admirals in the United States Navy. John S. McCain, Sr., commanded the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, and acted as commander of the Fast Carrier Task Force during the latter stages of World War II.

John S. McCain, Jr., commanded the U.S. Navy submarines USS Gunnel and USS Dentuda during World War II. Subsequently, he held a number of posts, rising to Commander-in-Chief of the United States Pacific Command before retiring in 1972.

These men were the grandfather and father of Senator John S. McCain III.

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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:19 PM
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Could it be intentional?

A few reasons it could be:

1) reduced mission readiness

2) Pirate attack (unlikely)

3) terrorist attack

I could see it as number one most likely. Pay some captains off to hit them at random to make it look like an accident(s) and then you've put two capable ships to port.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:20 PM
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Thoughts and Prayers to the sailors and their loved ones

Search and rescue underway

Time to rename the ship

The 3 amigos



And yes the ship is named after the Current Senators "father and grandfather"
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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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The USS Porter collided with a tanker in the Straight of Hormuz in 2012. Collisions have been happening before this year.

Here is the audio leading up to the collision.

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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: myselfaswell
a reply to: Asktheanimals



Someone is testing new electronic warfare devices


First possibility that crossed my mind.

If it happened only once I wouldn't rule out total incompetence, but twice ........


me three, but.. isn't there always one person on watch?



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: iWontGiveUP
Thoughts and Prayers to the sailors and their loved ones

Search and rescue underway

Time to rename the ship

The 3 stooges




Ummm...dude...is that a scene from..."The Walking Dead"...Gads that's scary...

Nice name for a ship...



YouSir



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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Ummm...oopsie...the connection reset while I posted...and look...twins...


YouSir
edit on 20-8-2017 by YouSir because: Birth is such a blissful affair...



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:37 PM
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There are far more collisions and groundings every year than people realize. I've seen as many as six collisions in less than a year. Most are during UNREP but there are usually several a year between civilian ships and warships.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: Asktheanimals
That makes me think of the sonic attacks that happened in Cuba.

I wonder if it may be a joint effort looking to take advantage of the political divide and mayhem throughout the election and presidency?


Or UFO/USO's.
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