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Posted: 8/20/2017 7:37:43 PM EDT
http://www.c7f.navy.mil/Media/News/Display/Article/1283836/uss-john-s-mccain-collides-with-merchant-ship-near-strait-of-malacca/

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"#USSJohnSMcCain The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.

Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities.

We will continue to provide updates."
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:39:02 PM EDT
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You have got to be kidding me.

Port side, aft. Interesting.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:39:53 PM EDT
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Prayers out for the safety of those Sailors.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:39:58 PM EDT
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AGAIN?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:40:12 PM EDT
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He has a boat named after him?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:40:18 PM EDT
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What is up with all these US Navy ships hitting shit?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:40:40 PM EDT
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Are we seeing the long term affect of the Obama Cancer on the US Navy?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:41:01 PM EDT
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Purge all the real leaders for politically correct fucksticks, and this is what happens.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:41:13 PM EDT
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It's named after his grandad, Admiral McCain.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:41:48 PM EDT
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Yeah I don't get that. Is is just being reported more or is it happening more often.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:41:52 PM EDT
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Its named after his grandfather.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:41:55 PM EDT
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It is named for his father and grandfather, both of whom were four-star admirals.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:42:11 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:43:44 PM EDT
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Please tell me you're not really that dumb.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._McCain_Sr.
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I apparently am.  But I won't tell you.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:44:05 PM EDT
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Ship is leaning to the left then ?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:44:11 PM EDT
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Please tell me you're not really that dumb.

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I think it's an honest mistake, given that we've got the USS Gabby Giffords afloat.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:44:19 PM EDT
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It's named after his grandad, Admiral McCain.
And his Father Admiral McCain, Commander in Chief, US Pacific Fleet during the 1960s.

ETA:  who thought up Operation Sea Orbit as a new Great White Fleet
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:44:29 PM EDT
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And on fire.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:44:43 PM EDT
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EE if your are in China right now like your flag says maybe you could offer your services to the navy as a pilot who actually knows how to handle a ship and avoid collisions since you are in the area.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:45:47 PM EDT
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I was hoping this was duffelblog.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:46:32 PM EDT
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You have got to be kidding me.

Port side, aft. Interesting.
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Stand on vessel, but maybe they forgot the gross tonnage rule.  That shipping channel is like a superhighway.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:47:58 PM EDT
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Stand on vessel, but maybe they forgot the gross tonnage rule.  That shipping channel is like a superhighway.
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Yeah, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. For now.

Still a Burke DDG is like a Corvette compared to the merchant ships.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:53:04 PM EDT
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You know he will take that thing straight to Berkeley and rain down down havoc at the next antifa rally.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:54:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:57:45 PM EDT
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You know he will take that thing straight to Berkeley anr rain down down havoc at the next antifa rally.
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You know he will take that thing straight to Berkeley anr rain down down havoc at the next antifa rally.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:58:06 PM EDT
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In the Air Force, mishaps always seem to happen in strings of three.

I hope that's not the case for the Navy, and that this collision is minor.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:00:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:00:19 PM EDT
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Damn that sucks.

But the McCain?  Apparently its guidance system has been off for years.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:06:07 PM EDT
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And the two have so much in common.  Both Democrats and both have the same brain power.

FJM
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:06:39 PM EDT
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I'm not against it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:08:09 PM EDT
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Yeah, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. For now.

Still a Burke DDG is like a Corvette compared to the merchant ships.
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Stand on vessel, but maybe they forgot the gross tonnage rule.  That shipping channel is like a superhighway.
Yeah, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. For now.

Still a Burke DDG is like a Corvette compared to the merchant ships.
That strait is fucking brutal.  I don't like the "search and rescue efforts are underway" comment.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:09:42 PM EDT
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I'm trying to figure out what the headline would be. Nazi transgender pirate brings warship to hate rally?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:09:55 PM EDT
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That strait is fucking brutal.  I don't like the "search and rescue efforts are underway" comment.
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Aft lookout(s)?

ETA: lots of collisions recently.  Panama Canal has been rough on us, sounds like westpac has been rough on you guys
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:10:20 PM EDT
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Probably for Admiral McCain.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:12:17 PM EDT
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Any word yet on the extent of the damage....Sun should be coming up over there soon
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:14:52 PM EDT
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I hope that all of our sailors are safe and accounted for.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:15:21 PM EDT
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That strait is fucking brutal.  I don't like the "search and rescue efforts are underway" comment.
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I looked at that area on a map and yeah it's freaking nuts.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:16:26 PM EDT
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So I have better anti-collision technology in my chevy?? This is fucking unbelievable.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:17:54 PM EDT
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Probably for Admiral McCain.
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Probably for Admiral McCain.
Again, which one?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:18:16 PM EDT
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No pics yet?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:18:38 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:20:51 PM EDT
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Ok, I understand that perhaps this a brutal shipping channel, but when you are the Skipper of what I'm sure is at least a billion dollar warship how the fuck do you let this happen? Unfuckingbelieveable.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:21:53 PM EDT
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Hope ours are ok.  Fuck the Liberians.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:22:57 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:23:51 PM EDT
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This kind of crap was part of Clancy's Debt of Honor plot.

I lol at the new "mandatory training requirements" that Navy O6s are going to have to do now. Probably online. Quarterly. Now it'll be one big "Sexual Harassment, Suicide, Phishing, OPSEC, Don't Run Into Boats" training certificate.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:24:19 PM EDT
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I hope no one is injured, but it looks like a drunken weekend warrior on a local lake could do a better job. Is there no one looking where they are going?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:24:48 PM EDT
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WTF, another one?

Joke?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:25:03 PM EDT
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Plenty of room.


Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:27:01 PM EDT
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LoL at the dude on the bottom left.  He's gonna be playing sea frogger.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:29:02 PM EDT
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Agreed, but my conspiracy meter is starting to ping.  Just makes me wonder if there is a bounty on US naval ships in the Pacific.  Probably not but I refuse to believe this could happen twice in such a short period of time by chance.  

Occam's razor and all that would say it is pure chance.  Who knows.  I hope our sailors are safe and accounted for.
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