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Ghost in the shell

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Re: How NOT to assist a sub with a tug
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2009, 12:05:27 am »

if it was known to be hung up, why didn't the sub stop, and partly ballast down, 6ft would be enough surely?
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Re: How NOT to assist a sub with a tug
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2010, 06:01:55 am »

Very Simple

First this all happened in less then 2 minutes. these aren't models and they do not react real fast.

It takes time to flood down and opening the vents whille there is crew on deck is not done in peacetime. This is Very risky to anyone on deck.

It is very clear to anyone who knows the Ohio class that the tug was struck by the port side verticle stabilizer fin and holed, the tug sank very quickly, as they just do that when you put a hole in one.

Navy2000 has served on several USN Subs and he know how quickly ...or not so quickly reports and then orders are given to counteract what was transpiring topside and a 560 foot sub does not responde that quickly at this slow speed on the surface.  By the time the Georgia swung her rudder hard over and the tug regained power, it was just too late.
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Re: How NOT to assist a sub with a tug
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2010, 09:49:19 pm »

A tragic accident that cost a couple of lives. Dont really see the point in arguing whose navy would have done things correctly \ better tbh.
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Re: How NOT to assist a sub with a tug
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2010, 09:53:11 pm »

I've seen worse!
 Paul... :((
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Re: How NOT to assist a sub with a tug
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2010, 01:44:35 am »

I've got an idea.  Don't be a "monday morning quarterback".  Incidents like this are reason why policies and procedures are often created.  The video speaks for itself.  There were many pieces to the puzzle and no one procedure or person was to blame.  It is an unfortunate incident.  Let her rest.
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Re: How NOT to assist a sub with a tug
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2010, 10:30:09 pm »

Well said Bos'n  Leave it to the Board of Inquires and or the Court Marshal... We have know way to no what was going on on the bridge and in the control room
  With all that was going on, the OOD and the PO (bos'n's mate) did a good job getting as many back as they did ... that big mix-master at the stern could have well wiped out the lot ... men going over the side in Boats (Subs) is always a problem due to low freeboard and hull shape just looking at that big chopper gives me goose bumps
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