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2012-08-12 Arabia
USN destroyer collides with tanker in Strait of Hormuz
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Posted by tu3031 2012-08-12 11:13|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [582 views ]  Top

#1 Asleep at the wheel?
Posted by Uninenter de Medici7792 2012-08-12 11:43||   2012-08-12 11:43|| Front Page Top

#2 No Skipper, we're not going to be able to.... buff this one out.

Klik
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-12 11:48||   2012-08-12 11:48|| Front Page Top

#3 Video
Posted by tu3031 2012-08-12 11:51||   2012-08-12 11:51|| Front Page Top

#4 Scratch one career. At least.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-08-12 11:54||   2012-08-12 11:54|| Front Page Top

#5 If only it were an Iranian tanker.
Posted by Eric Jablow 2012-08-12 12:05||   2012-08-12 12:05|| Front Page Top

#6 Soon to come, possibly tomorrow morning around 1000 hrs:

The Chief of Naval operations has lost confidence in Cmdr. Arriol's ability to drive a boat lead.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-12 12:08||   2012-08-12 12:08|| Front Page Top

#7 OMG I hope the tanker is OK!!!@#!#%!
Posted by gromky 2012-08-12 12:15||   2012-08-12 12:15|| Front Page Top

#8 Looks like what I did to my 1969 Plymouth Fury III, on a smaller scale.
Posted by Perfesser 2012-08-12 12:24||   2012-08-12 12:24|| Front Page Top

#9 Off Topic: 383 or 440 V8 ? One hot car.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-12 12:27||   2012-08-12 12:27|| Front Page Top

#10 That's gonna take a little bit of bondo.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-08-12 12:44||   2012-08-12 12:44|| Front Page Top

#11 Oops.
Posted by Barbara 2012-08-12 12:49||   2012-08-12 12:49|| Front Page Top

#12 Wonder if the collision wasn't a suicide run?
Din't do much damage, our boats will take MUCH more than that to scratch a DDS badly.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-08-12 13:37||   2012-08-12 13:37|| Front Page Top

#13 No, it wasn't a suicide run. I don't know why I even have to say this.
Posted by gromky 2012-08-12 13:48||   2012-08-12 13:48|| Front Page Top

#14 B: a 383, power enough for a moron 18 year old.
Posted by Perfesser 2012-08-12 14:38||   2012-08-12 14:38|| Front Page Top

#15 Law of Gross Tonnage proven again
Posted by mojo 2012-08-12 14:55||   2012-08-12 14:55|| Front Page Top

#16 Here's a link to the M/V Otowasan.

She's 300000 tons loaded. The Porter is 6000 tons. As mojo said, the Law of Gross tonnage is proven again.

I just wonder in what direction and at what relative speed they collided. The picture of the Porter shows damage in a very limited area (though pretty heavy). Did the bow of the tanker hit the destroyer?
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-08-12 15:42||   2012-08-12 15:42|| Front Page Top

#17 If the tanker bow was the impact point it was a glancing blow, or the USS Porter would be on the bottom. Mass moving fast don't quit.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-08-12 15:49||   2012-08-12 15:49|| Front Page Top

#18 The Iranians were probably trying to be rescued and were hoping they would not be sent home.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-12 15:50||   2012-08-12 15:50|| Front Page Top

#19 The oil tanker captains last name didn't happen to be Hazelwoood did it ?
Posted by junkiron 2012-08-12 16:25||   2012-08-12 16:25|| Front Page Top

#20 To all you landlubber sandfleas, it's harder than you think.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2012-08-12 18:06||   2012-08-12 18:06|| Front Page Top

#21 well, AA5839, it would appear to us land-vermin, that it would JOB #1? No?
Posted by Frank G 2012-08-12 18:14||   2012-08-12 18:14|| Front Page Top

#22  I don't know why I even have to say this.

Because, sometimes...
Posted by Pappy 2012-08-12 19:21||   2012-08-12 19:21|| Front Page Top

#23 It all depends on who was the burdened ship, what visibility was, if both ships had running lights on, etc.

I'll wait for the report. But yeah, the CO's career is toast.
Posted by Pappy 2012-08-12 19:24||   2012-08-12 19:24|| Front Page Top

#24 Pappy, I figure a destroyer is like a motorcycle - yield to the bigger guy regardless of right-of-way, and make sure you see him, because if there's a collision, you lose. And I don't know of any stealth, radar-evading super-tankers.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-08-12 19:29||   2012-08-12 19:29|| Front Page Top

#25 All snarking aside, we can be very thankful there were no fatailites on either vessel.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-12 20:04||   2012-08-12 20:04|| Front Page Top

#26 Piloted by FarminBHard's cousin, SailinBHard?
Posted by Rob Crawford 2012-08-12 20:41||   2012-08-12 20:41|| Front Page Top

#27 I'll remind all Y'all the aircraft that hit the twin towers on 9-11 were NOT a threat until they hit, and weren't sen as sch, at first the possibility of a gross error was bandied about. (Until the SECOND plane hit, and removed all doubt)
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-08-12 21:18||   2012-08-12 21:18|| Front Page Top

#28 Was Holly Graf at the con?
Posted by GORT 2012-08-12 21:20||   2012-08-12 21:20|| Front Page Top

#29  I'll remind all Y'all the aircraft that hit the twin towers on 9-11 were NOT a threat until they hit

True. But aside from the tanks of both the 9-11 aircraft and the tanker being full, the likelihood of it being an attack are nil. Professional opinion, for what it's worth.

I figure a destroyer is like a motorcycle - yield to the bigger guy regardless of right-of-way, and make sure you see him, because if there's a collision, you lose. And I don't know of any stealth, radar-evading super-tankers.

I've made the transit through the Strait of Hormuz a few times, two of them at night. It ain't fun. It's a waterway, a choke point with Iran on one side. There's a reason they were going through at that time.

Like I said, I'll wait for the report.
Posted by Pappy 2012-08-12 21:54||   2012-08-12 21:54|| Front Page Top

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