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Inside the secret Fitzgerald probe the Navy doesn’t want you to read

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posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 11:31 AM
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Their report documents the routine, almost casual, violations of standing orders on a Fitz bridge that often lacked skippers and executive officers, even during potentially dangerous voyages at night through busy waterways.

The probe exposes how personal distrust led the officer of the deck, Lt. j.g. Sarah Coppock, to avoid communicating with the destroyer’s electronic nerve center — the combat information center, or CIC — while the Fitzgerald tried to cross a shipping superhighway.

When Fort walked into the trash-strewn CIC in the wake of the disaster, he was hit with the acrid smell of urine. He saw kettlebells on the floor and bottles filled with pee. Some radar controls didn’t work and he soon discovered crew members who didn’t know how to use them anyway.

Fort found a Voyage Management System that generated more “trouble calls” than any other key piece of electronic navigational equipment. Designed to help watchstanders navigate without paper charts, the VMS station in the skipper’s quarters was broken so sailors cannibalized it for parts to help keep the rickety system working.




Worse than you thought: inside the secret Fitzgerald probe the Navy doesn’t want you to read

One reason this internal Navy report was kept from the public is because it was to be used to prepare for any lawsuits that would result from the 2017 collision that killed seven sailors.

The other is that it details a long list of problems aboard the Fitzgerald that should be read by all Americas. The loss of life that could have been avoided is heartbreaking.

ETA: ZAP beat me to it - He must of posted it while I was making this thread - Mods please trash

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posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: LookingAtMars


Their report documents the routine, almost casual, violations of standing orders on a Fitz bridge that often lacked skippers and executive officers, even during potentially dangerous voyages at night through busy waterways.

The probe exposes how personal distrust led the officer of the deck, Lt. j.g. Sarah Coppock, to avoid communicating with the destroyer’s electronic nerve center — the combat information center, or CIC — while the Fitzgerald tried to cross a shipping superhighway.

When Fort walked into the trash-strewn CIC in the wake of the disaster, he was hit with the acrid smell of urine. He saw kettlebells on the floor and bottles filled with pee. Some radar controls didn’t work and he soon discovered crew members who didn’t know how to use them anyway.

Fort found a Voyage Management System that generated more “trouble calls” than any other key piece of electronic navigational equipment. Designed to help watchstanders navigate without paper charts, the VMS station in the skipper’s quarters was broken so sailors cannibalized it for parts to help keep the rickety system working.




Worse than you thought: inside the secret Fitzgerald probe the Navy doesn’t want you to read

One reason this internal Navy report was kept from the public is because it was to be used to prepare for any lawsuits that would result from the 2017 collision that killed seven sailors.

The other is that it details a long list of problems aboard the Fitzgerald that should be read by all Americas. The loss of life that could have been avoided is heartbreaking.

The wall will fix everything.
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posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical

originally posted by: LookingAtMars


Their report documents the routine, almost casual, violations of standing orders on a Fitz bridge that often lacked skippers and executive officers, even during potentially dangerous voyages at night through busy waterways.

The probe exposes how personal distrust led the officer of the deck, Lt. j.g. Sarah Coppock, to avoid communicating with the destroyer’s electronic nerve center — the combat information center, or CIC — while the Fitzgerald tried to cross a shipping superhighway.

When Fort walked into the trash-strewn CIC in the wake of the disaster, he was hit with the acrid smell of urine. He saw kettlebells on the floor and bottles filled with pee. Some radar controls didn’t work and he soon discovered crew members who didn’t know how to use them anyway.

Fort found a Voyage Management System that generated more “trouble calls” than any other key piece of electronic navigational equipment. Designed to help watchstanders navigate without paper charts, the VMS station in the skipper’s quarters was broken so sailors cannibalized it for parts to help keep the rickety system working.




Worse than you thought: inside the secret Fitzgerald probe the Navy doesn’t want you to read

One reason this internal Navy report was kept from the public is because it was to be used to prepare for any lawsuits that would result from the 2017 collision that killed seven sailors.

The other is that it details a long list of problems aboard the Fitzgerald that should be read by all Americas. The loss of life that could have been avoided is heartbreaking.

The wall will fix everything.


Well it was Obama's navy....



posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 11:41 AM
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What "secret" report? It was in the Navy Times as soon as it was released.



posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

The new commander in chief passed a massive increase for the military because he saw it was need. Obama cut funding.



posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical

originally posted by: LookingAtMars


Their report documents the routine, almost casual, violations of standing orders on a Fitz bridge that often lacked skippers and executive officers, even during potentially dangerous voyages at night through busy waterways.

The probe exposes how personal distrust led the officer of the deck, Lt. j.g. Sarah Coppock, to avoid communicating with the destroyer’s electronic nerve center — the combat information center, or CIC — while the Fitzgerald tried to cross a shipping superhighway.

When Fort walked into the trash-strewn CIC in the wake of the disaster, he was hit with the acrid smell of urine. He saw kettlebells on the floor and bottles filled with pee. Some radar controls didn’t work and he soon discovered crew members who didn’t know how to use them anyway.

Fort found a Voyage Management System that generated more “trouble calls” than any other key piece of electronic navigational equipment. Designed to help watchstanders navigate without paper charts, the VMS station in the skipper’s quarters was broken so sailors cannibalized it for parts to help keep the rickety system working.




Worse than you thought: inside the secret Fitzgerald probe the Navy doesn’t want you to read

One reason this internal Navy report was kept from the public is because it was to be used to prepare for any lawsuits that would result from the 2017 collision that killed seven sailors.

The other is that it details a long list of problems aboard the Fitzgerald that should be read by all Americas. The loss of life that could have been avoided is heartbreaking.

The wall will fix everything.


How does this have anything to do with the wall?



posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: schuyler
What "secret" report? It was in the Navy Times as soon as it was released.


This report was just released, ask Zap if you don't believe me



The Navy Times has released a classified report completed a couple weeks after the collision





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posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 12:08 PM
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Posted earlier here
www.abovetopsecret.com...

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