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U.S. investigating unauthorized Truman visitor

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posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 12:28 PM
How in the hell do you walk on to a carrier and not get stopped by security!

This is BS!

The Virginian-Pilot
© April 17, 2005

NORFOLK — The Navy is investigating how a man managed to get on board the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman without authorization while the Norfolk-based ship was visiting Britain on April 9.

The Truman’s security force discovered the intruder while in port at a naval base in Portsmouth, in southern England; British police removed him.

"After his discovery, the ship’s security conducted a search of surrounding areas and found no suspicious packages or damage," said Cmdr. Dave Werner, a spokesman for the 2nd Fleet here.

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 12:44 PM
you be surprise how lax security is on the military forces. there are weaknesses.

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 03:45 PM
What else can you expect from the Brits
and is there any info on who the guy was or what he was doing?

[edit on 18-4-2005 by WestPoint23]

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 06:23 PM
Woah, let's not go blaming this on the Brits. After all I've been aboard on the Norfolk Naval base and I went on the USS Enterprise. And I'll put it this way, once you're in it's not too hard to sneak around. Of course if theres an alert you're screwed, but theres so many civilians around that the navy usually can't take much notice.

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 06:32 PM

Originally posted by WestPoint23
What else can you expect from the Brits, and is there any info on who the guy was or what he was doing?

Portsmouth front gate has 2 MOD plod guards both armed, 2 marines and a advocate or something there...and thats the outer gate.
SBS is based there....the home fleet is based there....
Ok wait, the article doesnt say where the thing was docked....portsmouth is big....was it the civi side or military...I doubt that it would be inside the base.

[edit on 26/02/2005 by devilwasp]

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 06:46 PM
oh wow, my cousin is curently serving on that ship, I'm going see if I email him haven't talked to in over a month, I did get postcard from england though from him. Maybe he'll tell me if he heard anything more about this.

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 07:23 PM
might have been an american tourist

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 09:09 PM

Woah, let's not go blaming this on the Brits.

I wasn't blaming them it was just a joke.

West Point, Out.

posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 04:41 PM
Just talk to my cousin aboard the Truman, they got back to their local port late sunday night, he was very surprise that I had heard about this incident, he told me they had all their communication blocked off cuz somebody had told a friend or family member or something that the ship was going to england from XXX and that was a big NO NO, so they all spent a couple of weeks or somethign without phones or emails. knew something was wrong cuz we talk about 1 a monht or every 3 weeks and I hadn't heard from him in a little over a month. Well he'll be coming up for a visit in a few weeks get some details about what happend here.

posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 01:59 AM
What did the guy want to do? Was he just there to take some happy snaps? If hes just some random dude and he can get on....what if someone with a bomb wants to get on....not a good thought....

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