Monday, August 21, 2017

USS John S. McCain Collides with Merchant Vessel- 10 Sailors Missing

It seems obvious the US Navy has some problems. 2nd Destroyer Collision in about 2 Months!
I have just posted the news that the Captain and senior officers of the USS Fitzgerald were guilty and relieved of duties-  An expected outcome.

USS Fitzgerald Commanding Officers (Guilty) Relieved of Duties

 hattip Gordon!
I think this is more non-sence to bulk up the airwaves with to keep people from seeing what is actually happening . Just a thought.. By the way What is it that keeps American Destroyers from seeing and avoiding 30,000 tonne freighters...
  1. Again!
    over dependence on electronics and no use of common sense and physical observation?

    Even if the computers didn't work, from my reading the people/sailors should be observing at all times
    clearly that isn't happening
    as for Antifa- it's being done to create a perception amongst the masses

Now let's read about the USS John McCain

WASHINGTON, August 21. /TASS/. Five people were injured and 10 reported missing after a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant vessel early on Monday to the east of Singapore, the Navy 7th Fleet said in its statement.

According to the statement the USS John S. McCain "was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore," when it collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

Damage to the USS John McCain

Fox News
American, Singaporean and Malaysian armed forces on Monday are searching for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early-morning collision between a Navy destroyer and a tanker near Singapore--the second collision involving a Navy ship in the Asia-Pacific region in two months.

"There are currently 10 Sailors missing and five injured," the Navy 7th Fleet reported. "The ship is currently sailing under its own power and heading to port."

"Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft," the statement said. "Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities."

"In addition to tug boats out of Singapore, Republic of Singapore Navy Fearless-class patrol ships RSS Gallant, RSS Resilience, RSN helicopters and Police Coast Guard vessel Basking Shark are currently in the area to render assistance," the statement added.
Alnic MC is a 600-foot oil and chemical tanker.

From earlier the USS Fitzgerald news above and the Quebec City Antifa rampage- meme wars for perception management



  1. What's wrong with the Navy is drugs. When I began duty on my first ship as a young man, I entered a drug world. Nearly everyone was smoking pot on their free time. It was a way of cutting service time in half.

    1. I sort of wondered about the drug use and abuse situation in the Navy and the military in general?

      Undoubtedly this is swept under the wrong to protect the institution.

  2. McCain just conducted the FONOB mission in South China Sea eliciting china warnings.

    1. Occurred in the straits of Malacca the strategic narrow way for china oil supply in throwback to the WWII embargo on Japan and the beginning the China sanctions this week including the IP investigation last week

    China just completed the naval base in Djibouti

    China submarines knack for dropping in
    The uninvited guest: Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy

    China gliders and UUV in south chian sea

    Recall: 'Underwater drone with explosives' spotted near Baltic Nord Stream

    China sub enters indian ocean via the border stand off
    China deploys submarine in Indian Ocean Region

    On That border standoff..

    Russia fired off some KALIBRs this weekend

    Baltic Fleet naval aviation pilots strike sea, air targets with missiles during exercise
    Northern Fleet destroyer sails up Yenisei from Kara Sea for first time

    1. thanks anonymous... interesting stuff.

      US destroyer in South China Sea called 'provocation' by Beijing

      "The USS John S. McCain sailed near Mischief Reef in a "freedom of navigation" operation. The reef is an artificial island built by China in the Spratly Islands, known by China as the Nansha Islands."

      The Spratly Island's were last mentioned in this post..

      "US May Strike “ISIS” in the Philippines. China/Philippines Joint Resource Exploration"

      have to read the rest still..

    2. IMF warns China over 'dangerous' levels of debt

      two ships sailing past each other..each hoping the other crashes?

    3. MBS meets sadr as austerity and privitization pushed

      SADR in Saudi

      UN warns on Saudi attacks in east and razing building s IDF style (reports of IDF planes in KSA for the MBS move

      Aside in view of the necessity to pump pump pump oil prices..
      Interestingly, while Prince Saud Bin Nayef is younger (born in 1956), he shared something very important in common with his predecessor: A linkage to the critical Al Jiluwi cadet branch of the family. Anud Bint Abdul Aziz Bin Musaid Al Jiluwi, Mohammad’s mother, and Jawharah Bint Abdul Aziz Bin Musaid Al Jiluwi, Saud’s mother, are full sisters. Thus, and on this score at least, the king ensured that the necessary linkages to the critical Eastern Province, which was an Al Jiluwi stronghold for decades, remained intact.

      Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud went "quietly?" What about Mohammed bin Nayef?

      iran claims IDF planes in Saudi to prevent coup

      Gen. Prince Mutaib Al Saud??

  3. Duterte had to cut the Russia trip short when the ISIS atta ck started 22may

    Duterte cuts short trip to Russia after declaring martial law in southern Philippines

    Typhoon Haiyan: US carrier boosts Philippines relief effort


    Electronic warfare has been being waged and tested now for years. The Russians gave the USN a taste in the Black Sea. Red Josehh Farrell link in that report, plus Wayne USN NSA DNC Madsen says its GPS tinkering:

    August 21-22, 2017 -- Third collision of U.S. Navy ship with civilian vessel raises suspicions (in: GENERAL ARCHIVES August 2017)
    Aug 21, 2017
    Reports of marine navigational system spoofing incidents from around the world.

  5. I just want to draw attention to the fact if there is electronic warfare going on, one would think all eyes and hands on deck would be absolutely necessary

    and judging by the decision in the Fitzgerald incident..

    " Within Fitzgerald, flawed watch stander teamwork and inadequate leadership contributed to the collision"

    "Petty Officer Brice Baldwin, contributed to the lack of watch stander preparedness and readiness that was evident in the events leading up to the collision.

    Several junior officers were relieved of their duties due to poor seamanship and flawed teamwork as bridge and combat information center watch standers"

    As a back up to relying on electronic systems these sailors failed the grade and were reprimanded

    If the USS John S McCain is afflicted with electronic issues/warfare and poor seamanship, flawed teamwork and a lack of eyes on the seas (watchstander preparedness, teamwork and readiness) are an issue the US Navy is in worse shape then I can even comprehend- Making them an even easier target-

    1. Dozens of aircraft VANISH from air-traffic control radars sparking HACKING fears

    2. Yesterday, while Donald Cook was operating in international waters in the Baltic Sea, a Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter flew seven circles at low altitude around the ship at about 5 p.m. local time and were deemed unsafe and unprofessional by the ship’s commanding officer, officials said. About 40 minutes following the interaction with the Russian helicopter, two Russian SU-24 jets made 11 close-range and low-altitude passes, they added.

  6. btw: I'm peeking at the eclipse! (welding glass) 2:00 pm est
    It's on and awesome thus far (not watching steady) - here in Southern ontario we are supposed to be around 75 percent... It has gotten a bit darker, but still a way to go!

    anyone else?