posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:38 PM
It has happened before numerous times and it happens more often than you think it's just at you never hear about it because most of the time a
collision is avoided. It's a problem, and when in busy and confined shipping lanes it very easy to make such an error. But I'm willing to bet the
tanker got the worst of it, even though I don't yet know how serious it was or wasn't.
For me this however this highlights some key points, US SSN's in the gulf, probably part of the CBG (they usually have two subs) but an interesting
insight none the less. And it also shows the hazards of running ops in confined littoral conditions and in busy shipping lanes. If a conflict was to
break out it will be interesting to see how these two things impact US surface and submarine operations.