Skip to comments.Worst bring your kid to work day ever: Indian Navy warship burns and sinks
Posted on 02/02/2011 8:51:16 PM PST by sukhoi-30mkiEdited on 02/02/2011 8:54:53 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
“Son, I promise … it’s not usually like this when daddy goes to work.”
Military families have to make a lot of sacrifices, with their loved ones being gone for long periods at a time and facing a lot of risk. Militaries around the world have learned that it’s very important that the loved ones on the home front feel a real connection to what their relatives do when they’re abroad. Events that bring the families into the world of the military, even just for a few hours, are a great way to reach out to the spouses and kids of service members and build real connections between those in uniform and their community. No doubt that was why the Indian Navy invited family members aboard the INS Vindhyagiri for a day’s worth of cruising at sea.
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In happier times
State Farm ???
As an old destroyer driver..I think that letting a freighter collide with you is had to imagine. These warships are built to accelerate, stop and turn at rates that make them hard to hit even if a bigger ship is trying to run them down. I’ve had Russian trawlers, fishing vessels, aircraft carriers and freighters do a lot of stuff near me and never had the slightest concern that I couldn’t avoid them with a destroyer.
Probably made in China, aka Chinese junk.
Nope. Basically an uprated Leander class (UK) frigate.
Maybe they had troubles working out a MO board solution to miss the other ship? :)
My guess is that the Vindhyagiri was stationary, or close to being so.
Hey, thanks for that photo. Brought back memories of beautifully varnished family owned junks that came along side of us in Hong Kong (late 60’s-70). We off loaded cargo to the dock but also had yacht like junks taking cargo on the offshore side.
Later years we still saw them sailing off the China coast.
Thats a very old ship
Realistically speaking, a very small loss to India
The Captain of MV Nordlake, which collided with Indian Navys INS Vindhyagiri on Sunday leading to the sinking of the latter, on Wednesday denied any negligence on his part and blamed the controllers at the Vessel Traffic Monitoring System and the crew of the naval vessel for the collision.
I would stick with that line too.
I wonder if someone’s 8-year-old was driving.
Nah, I would nominate the SS Eastland in Chicago in 1915. The final death toll was 844 passengers and crew.