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Worst bring your kid to work day ever: Indian Navy warship burns and sinks
National Post ^ | February 2, 2011

Posted on 02/02/2011 8:51:16 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki

Edited 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collision; india; indiannavy; navy

In happier times

1 posted on 02/02/2011 8:51:21 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

State Farm ???


2 posted on 02/02/2011 8:53:49 PM PST by cmsgop ( I spent most of my childhood terrified that The Rhythm was going to get me.)
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To: cmsgop

Too funny.


3 posted on 02/02/2011 9:06:21 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: cmsgop

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.


4 posted on 02/02/2011 9:08:26 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Probably made in China, aka Chinese junk.


5 posted on 02/02/2011 9:10:43 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Nope. Basically an uprated Leander class (UK) frigate.


6 posted on 02/02/2011 9:15:09 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

BFL


7 posted on 02/02/2011 9:19:01 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Oldexpat

Maybe they had troubles working out a MO board solution to miss the other ship? :)


8 posted on 02/02/2011 9:20:09 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Probably made in China, aka Chinese junk.

Chinese Junk:


9 posted on 02/02/2011 9:29:28 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Oldexpat

My guess is that the Vindhyagiri was stationary, or close to being so.


10 posted on 02/02/2011 9:57:00 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Zeppo

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.


11 posted on 02/02/2011 10:07:43 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Army Air Corps

Thats a very old ship
Realistically speaking, a very small loss to India


12 posted on 02/02/2011 10:33:00 PM PST by buwaya
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To: sukhoi-30mki
Vindhyagiri sinking: Not my fault, says captain of merchant vessel

The Captain of MV Nordlake, which collided with Indian Navy’s 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.

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I would stick with that line too.

13 posted on 02/02/2011 11:55:53 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Oldexpat

I wonder if someone’s 8-year-old was driving.


14 posted on 02/03/2011 2:22:04 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: cmsgop
Worst bring your kid to work day ever

Nah, I would nominate the SS Eastland in Chicago in 1915. The final death toll was 844 passengers and crew.

15 posted on 02/03/2011 6:51:00 AM PST by glorgau
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