US Navy Destroyer Collides with Japanese Merchant Ship

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    US Navy Destroyer Collides with Japanese Merchant Ship

    7 US Sailors are missing. Prayers for the families.
    But how does this happen?
    US Navy destroyer collision Japan: 7 sailors missing - CNNPolitics.com
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    Having been in Japan I have seen these kind of zones that have heavy maritime traffic in them but I still can't imagine two ships colliding. Even in a restricted zone there should still be plenty of space to maneuver out of the way of an oncoming vessel. Ships colliding isn't something you hear of very often at all.

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    This area seems to have an accident like this every few years. I have to really wonder how a US NAVY ship was involved however. These guys should be the best on the water. Unless the container just turned right into them I'm at a loss how this could have happened if anyone at all was paying attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    This area seems to have an accident like this every few years. I have to really wonder how a US NAVY ship was involved however. These guys should be the best on the water. Unless the container just turned right into them I'm at a loss how this could have happened if anyone at all was paying attention.
    Pretty much my thoughts as well. While those destroyers are large ships, they can move along at a pretty good clip and should have no problem avoiding a collision with a much larger, slower, container ship. With the radar systems on board the destroyers and the constant monitoring of radar I'm at a loss as how this could happen.

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    I'd imagine repairing the destroyer will cost a pretty penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I'd imagine repairing the destroyer will cost a pretty penny.
    Did they have Insurance?

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    It says the missing Sailors could be trapped in the damaged areas of the ship.
    And the commanding officer has held that position since May 12, 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I'd imagine repairing the destroyer will cost a pretty penny.
    It had $21million in repairs and upgrades back in February 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoops5 View Post
    It had $21million in repairs and upgrades back in February 2017.
    Just a drop in the bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Did they have Insurance?
    Yes, it's called your taxes!

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    Is this in the same fleet that lost the sailor that just appeared back the boat after a week or so?

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    All 7 found dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrillVille Cardinal51 View Post
    All 7 found dead.
    So sad.

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    Will Japan pay for the damages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Will Japan pay for the damages?
    It wasn't a Japanese ship.

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