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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Shamrock6
The thing of it is this...
Unless there was a mechanical fault which lead to these mishaps, a faulty rudder, a failed engine shut off system, a totally unforeseen and unforeseeable instance which lead to these incidents, then EVERYONE from the person at the helm, to their commanding officer, to the captains of the vessel, AND those who were responsible for THOSE commanders (for example, the admirals being discussed here), should be up on charges, stripped of their rank without the possibility of appeal, and damned well keelhauled until the pressure of water going into their mouths, forces their organs out of their exhaust ports.
There is no way that anything other than institutionally supported incompetence, impatience and outright stupidity, is responsible for these events as it stands, from what is known of the events so far. Those responsible, from the highest authorities down to the lowliest grunt, MUST pay for what they have done.