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[–] 7C5 4 points 50 points (+54|-4) ago 

I can tell you how it fucking happened, because I've seen it bofore. The captain gets on the radio and say's " Cargo ship #blah blah blah this is us naval destroyer #blah blah blah, could you please yield the right of way" The captain on the cargo ship gets on his radio and says " No we are bigger than you, you yield" Then from there it turns in a gaint pissing contest untils someone gives.

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[–] 9545533? [S] 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This seems most likely. So we lost 7 sailors and fucked up our ship, I wonder how the container ship faired, but I find it hard to believe they lost something more important than our sailors.

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[–] JuiceTown 0 points 51 points (+51|-0) ago 

fidget spinners

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[–] Biscuitbaiter 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

They dented their ship with no major structural damage and all 20 sailers were reported without injury. They were also like 4+ times the displacement of the destroyer which is a huge size difference.

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[–] morkman 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And I'm thinking ... why the hell did the destroyer not fire shots? It's the US fucking navy, how could they have let some pinoy shipping company step on them!?

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[–] Lobotomy 3 points 14 points (+17|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Oh my fucking god they were dick waving.

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[–] HarveyHarveyJones 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

THERE'S AIN'T ROOM FOR THE TWO OF US!

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[–] nigger_plz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So it was like Popeye and Bluto were driving each boat.

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[–] JuiceTown 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Voat needs more ship captains

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[–] Obergruppenkraken 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Merchant mariner. Can confirm.

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[–] HarveyHarveyJones 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Stubborn ones at that.

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[–] Subtenko 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

We have enough already, stand down!

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[–] obama_sin_laden 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

or things called INDICATORS

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[–] Talc 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

not only is there plenty of room, there's a well-established series of protocols and rules called COLREGS (Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972) which should prevent this happening. I don't even take my boat to sea but I still learned my COLREGS just in case I ever need them.

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[–] Naught405 5 points 9 points (+14|-5) ago 

Navy feels they are special and don't have to follow that. They feel that their 500m of 'sovereign water' means they can force everyone out of their way.

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[–] HarveyHarveyJones 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Such shit. I should expect my fellow sailor to respect a working man's path. They both work hard no doubt but i expect a little more courtesy from a military personnel.

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[–] Talc 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

they can "feel" whatever they want, feelies don't count for shit, Colregs apply to all vessels otherwise we've got mayhem.

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[–] NassTee 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

According to the article I read, the cargo ship had just made an unexpected u-turn. My guess is both ships ended up going where the other ship wasn't expecting.

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[–] sbt2160p 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Since I didn't see any links on page 1 /v/news, here's a BBC article about the incident.

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[–] ditch-digger 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

http://heavy.com/news/2017/06/acx-crystal-uss-fitzgerald-tracking-owner-flag-schedule-container-ship-photo/

Interesting article. I'm almost wondering if somebody was testing a hack for the auto pilot, or if the crew was a load of assholes.

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[–] ExpertShitposter 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

The cargo ship crew were drunk pirates busy drinking in a tavern below deck , and the navy were butt pirates busy having a gay orgy below deck.

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[–] Aaronkin 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Armature Ship Trackers are reporting the cargo ship made 2 unexplained changes in rout just before the crash. Some are suggesting a problem with the Autopilot which I doubt. Though raises the question can a ship board autopilot be hacked?

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[–] The1andonlymeat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Link?

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[–] Aaronkin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Had to sort through my history to find it. Check Number 3.

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[–] ShineShooter 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I wouldn't be surprised at all if this was a chink ploy.

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[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hey don't be giving Isis any ideas now.

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[–] HeavyBrain 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

Member the story where an Us Destroyer demanded that a light house changes course?

Yeah thats how, pussys are so fully of themselfes that they cant even handle a ship.

Or that both Cargo and Navy got into a pissing contest who can be assed to click a button and slide off a few degrees.

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[–] HeavyBrain 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah and like so many thngs the parody turned into a even darker reality in modern times.

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[–] Pawn 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

lmao light house change course

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