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Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:13 PM

U.S. destroyer McCain collision which killed 10 sailors caused by 'sudden turn': Singapore

Source: Reuters

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March 8, 2018 / 12:43 AM / Updated 11 hours ago

U.S. destroyer McCain collision which killed 10 sailors caused by 'sudden turn': Singapore

Reuters Staff

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A U.S. guided missile destroyer’s deadly collision with an oil tanker near Singapore in 2017 was caused by “a sudden turn” made by the warship that put it in the path of the commercial vessel, said a report by the Singapore government on Thursday.

The collision on Aug. 21, which killed 10 sailors and was one of a handful of incidents in the Asia Pacific region involving U.S. Navy warships, raised questions about Navy training and led to the removal of a number of officers.

“The collision between the USS John S McCain (JSM) and Alnic MC (AM) as they were transiting through the Singapore Strait happened because of a sudden turn to Port by JSM, which caused it to head into the path of AM,” the report said.

The sudden turn was due to “a series of missteps” that took place at the control of the John S. McCain that unintentionally increased the rate of the vessel’s turn, the report by the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau said.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:30 PM

1. How "suddenly" is it possible for a destroyer to turn? n/t

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Response to Dale Neiburg (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:41 PM

2. A lot quicker than that tanker to respond.

Regardless of the alleged turn my question in these 4 events is why the navy crews weren't aware of other ships, by radar, passive sonar and visual sightings.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 06:35 PM

3. Those are my questions, exactly.

And I served aboard a guided missle destroyer back in the day.

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