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First Video Shows Extensive Damage To USS John McCain After Collision With Tanker
GP ^ | 08/21/17 | Joshua Caplan

Posted on 08/21/2017 7:31:15 AM PDT by Enlightened1

10 U.S. sailors are still missing after the USS John McCain collided wth a commercial tanker off the coast of Singapore on Sunday. The first set of videos and photos show extensive damage to the destroyer.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUoWPpgexK4

 

DVID reports on the damage sustained by the Navy vessel:

 

Damage to the portside is visible as the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms. Damage control efforts by the crew halted further flooding. The incident will be investigated.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: collisiondamage; usnavy; ussjohnmccain; video
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1 posted on 08/21/2017 7:31:15 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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Looks like USS Cole .


2 posted on 08/21/2017 7:32:58 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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Looks like same ship area rammed on the Fitzgerald?


3 posted on 08/21/2017 7:33:36 AM PDT by silverleaf (We voted for change, not leftover change)
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Not seaworthy without major repairs.

Maybe it's time to retire both John McCains?

4 posted on 08/21/2017 7:34:33 AM PDT by logician2u
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If I am not mistaken it looks like where the USS Cole was hit as in the side/middle, not in the front. (I know nothing of starboard or port) Is that where the most people could be harmed?


5 posted on 08/21/2017 7:35:48 AM PDT by madison10 (Pray for President Trump and Israel.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Sorry, you said it first. I had to go looking to see if I was correct.


6 posted on 08/21/2017 7:36:26 AM PDT by madison10 (Pray for President Trump and Israel.)
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To: silverleaf
No, other side of ship and this one is aft, the Fitzgerald was hit much more forward.
7 posted on 08/21/2017 7:37:10 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: silverleaf

Port side and further aft than Fitz. Berthing area? Time to ban those bulbous noses on oil tankers.


8 posted on 08/21/2017 7:37:51 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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To: madison10

Port side means Left and Starboard side is the right side.


9 posted on 08/21/2017 7:38:51 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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The incident will be investigated.

Ya think?

10 posted on 08/21/2017 7:39:08 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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It seems obvious the commanders put in place by the Obama administration were/are affirmative action!


11 posted on 08/21/2017 7:39:28 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Enlightened1

Isn’t the “New Navy” just grand! So glad it is socially functional.


12 posted on 08/21/2017 7:40:12 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Enlightened1

How in hell does something like this happen?


13 posted on 08/21/2017 7:40:48 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (Hey, what happened to my clever tag line?!)
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It certainly looks extremely odd?

How does ship manage to get T-Bone another ship that is not under attack?


14 posted on 08/21/2017 7:40:57 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: madison10

Port = left
Starboard = right


15 posted on 08/21/2017 7:41:47 AM PDT by deport
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

Not being Navy, commander = captain?


16 posted on 08/21/2017 7:41:48 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: silverleaf

“... Looks like same ship area rammed on the Fitzgerald? ...”
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Only if you can’t tell your port from your starboard.


17 posted on 08/21/2017 7:43:31 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (I was conceived in liberty, how about you?)
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To: DJ Frisat

Rumors are both captains are affirmative action guys.


18 posted on 08/21/2017 7:44:21 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. ~ Hosea 8:7)
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To: Enlightened1

How could a modern warship with state-of-the-art radar and global positioning satellite technology collide with another ship in the 21st century?


19 posted on 08/21/2017 7:45:27 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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Rumors are both captains are affirmative action guys.

I'd like to know if it's true. However, it's hard to believe that even an affirmative action captain and deck watch could be that incompetent... twice.

20 posted on 08/21/2017 7:46:44 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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