Skip to comments.Gulf of Oman - Japanese tanker collides with US submarine
Posted on 01/08/2007 6:56:24 PM PST by HAL9000
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Prayers go out to both crew
That sub captain's career is over!
So long captain. Your career is over.
hmmmm. American sub and Japanese (again, like Hawaii?). There is a pattern here
Didn't they try to throw the last one in prison?
It was a serious, deadly collision. thye screwed up bigtime. i don't think jail was appropriate, though
I bet it was the broad's fault.
Can't see a thing out of those Burquas.
On a serious note, CNN is reporting no injuries, and neither ship in danger of sinking.
That's at least the 3rd sub to run into something in the last few years.
Thank God our subs are converting to electronic charting.
I'm guessing the sub's fault.
unless the freighter was aware the sub was there (interesting question, given the multiple japanese ship/american sub incidents), it was certainly up to the sub to avoid colliding (?).
Makes me wonder if there is any practical reason for a sub to be THAT close to a freighter, i.e. detection issues.
Well, the "school research trawler" off the coast of Hawaii in our exercise area was a little... peculiar. But a Japanese tanker in the Gulf of Oman is not at all out of place. Besides, a supertanker would make a piss-poor sonar observation platform.
With the Iranian tough talk about the straights of Hormuz, he might have been trying to mask his entrance/exit into the area by shadowing a surface ship.
Just a thought.
Being is a submarine when the sh!t hits the fan must be really, really profoundly unpleasant.
Will we know which ship? My brother in law is on the Dubuque in that area.........
I remember thinking that at the time too. Makes a man, or a woman, fear being in a position of authority in the military these days. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Maybe the sub's captain watched the Kelsey Grammer movie "Down Periscope" one too many times.
That was one of the better reallllly bad movies.
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