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    US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collides with 21,000 ton cargo ship off the coast of Japan and starts taking on water
    • The Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel at 2:30am local time
    • The incident occurred southwest of Yokosuka off the coast of Japan
    • A US Navy official revealed that multiple US sailors were injured but that the extent of the injuries 'is being determined'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4612334/USS-Fitzgerald-involved-collision-merchant-vessel.html#ixzz4kCtaf2vU
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    Seven sailors missing feared dead after $1.5bn US Navy destroyer collides with 29,000 ton cargo ship off Japan - crushing sleeping quarters and leaving the crew 'fighting to keep her afloat'
    • Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippines merchant vessel off the coast of Japan Saturday
    • US defense official said there are seven sailors unaccounted for and three injured, including the commander
    • Rescuers are searching for seamen thought to be lost at sea or trapped inside the damaged naval vessel
    • The Navy says damage occurred to the starboard side, above and below the Fitzgerald's waterline
    • Bryce Benson was appointed Executive Officer of the Fitzgerald in 2015, took over as Commander last month
    • Benson is reportedly in stable condition after being airlifted to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka


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    USN Aircraft Carrier Returns To Fleet After 4 Year Overhaul
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    Published on Jun 17, 2017
    Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) has returned to fleet action after completing its 4 year long Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) carried out at Newport News Shipyard. The Lincoln is currently underway conducting flight deck certification to ensure the ship and air wing are able to safely launch and recover aircraft. Filmed in June 2017.

    Film Credits: PO1 Mark Logico, MC3 Clint Davis, MC3 Cody Anderson, MCSN Jeff Sherman
     
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    CHINESE TYPE 52D VS USA ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS : WHO WINS?
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    Published on Jun 18, 2017
    INTRODUCTION

    The Type 052D destroyer is a class of guided missile destroyers being deployed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. China plans to build around 18 of these and 9 have completed.

    The Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers is the United States Navy's multifunction destroyed capable of performing wide range of missions.
    U.S plans to build around 76 of these and 66 have completed.

    In any future conflict, these ships will play a major part in deciding the battle at the seas.

    In this video Defense Updates compares Type 052D & Arleigh Burke class based on 5 important parameters, and draws an unbiased conclusion.

    Lets get started.


    STRUCTURE / SPEED/ RANGE

    TYPE-52D uses essentially the same hull as its predecessor, the Type-52C. Its hull is slightly smaller at 154 m, but it displaces around 7500 tons when fully loaded.
    It has a speed of around 30 kn (55 km/h) and range of 3,800 nmi approx.

    The designers of Arleigh Burke incorporated lessons learned from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers. It has a length of 155 m but displaces around 9800 tons, making it significantly bigger than the Type 52D.
    Arleigh Burke has a speed of around 31 kn (56 km/h) and range of 4,400 nmi (8,100 km).



    RADAR

    The ARLEIGH BURKE class of guided missile destroyers is the United States Navy's first class of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multifunction array radar.
    The AN/SPY-1D is deployed on the first 40 destroyers & AN/SPY-1D(V) is deployed on the subsequent destroyers starting with DDG-91 in 2005.
    Each of these radar system has 4 radar antenna faces and is electronically controlled.
    These radars have a range of around 310 km against decent sized areal targets and 20 km against sea skimming missiles.


    The primary radar, the Type-348, is similar in arrangement to the SPY-1 radars. It is a dual band AESA, which has 4 square panels, mounted on 4 sides of the superstructure. This radar is said to have a range of 250 km against large areal targets. Its performance against sea skimming missile is not correctly known, but is thought to be around 10 km.




    ANTI-AIR WARFARE


    Arleigh Burke class has 96 cell Mk 41 VLS (tubes) of which 60 can be dedicated to Air Defense.
    RIM-161 Standard missile 3 can be deployed in them for AEGIS ballistic missile defense .It has range of 2,500 km against fast incoming ballistic missile.
    RIM-66 Standard MR is present for Anti aircraft role. These have range of about 170 km.
    20 mm Phalanx Close in Weapons system (CIWS) is present

    Type-52D has 64 VLS.
    The Type-52D can carry 48 Surface to Air missiles on a mission.
    The primary one is the HQ-9B, which has long-range area defense capability. It has a slant range of 200 to 300 km. The secondary air defense is provided by the HQ-16 SAM, which has a range of 50 km.
    The last ditch anti-missile capability is provided by a Type 730 Close in Weapons system.

    Both vessels also deploy multiple guns for short-range engagement.


    ANTI SHIP WARFARE

    Of the 64 VLS, if 48 are equipped for Air defense, 16 can be used for Anti Ship YJ-12 missile. The range of the missile is said to vary from 220 km to around 350 km depending on flight profile. The missile reaches supersonic speeds of more than 2 Mach during the final dive towards its target.

    Like Type -52D, the Arleigh Burke can be configured as per mission but because it has more VLS, it can carry more missiles, 36 of the 96 VLS can be allocated for Anti Ship Warfare.
    The main Anti ship missile of the Arleigh Burke class is the HARPOON 2 ER.
    HARPOON 2 ER has improved turbojet engine with electronic fuel controls giving it much greater range, when compared to its predecessor.
    It has a capability to reach targets at a maximum distance of 124 KM and has subsonic speed of 0.7 Mach.



    ANTI SUBMARINE WARFARE

    The Arleigh Burke class uses AN/SQS-53C Sonar Array & AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array Sonar.

    Arleigh Burke class main Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) weapon is 2 triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes like Mark 44, Mark 46, and Mark 50. These have a range of around 15 to 18 km.

    Arleigh Burke class has two hangars for ASW helicopters like Seahawk LAMPS III.

    Type -52D uses H/SJD-9 hull mounted sonar as well as H/SJG-206 towed array sonar
    These have similar capability to those used in Arleigh Burke class.

    Type -52D’s main ASW weapon is 2 triple mountings for a total of 6 lightweight torpedo tubes. These have a range of around 15 km.


    CONCLUSION:

    Arleigh Burke class performed better overall.

    But it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will win against the Type -52D’s every time. Victory in a battle depends on other factors too, like the training of the crew in maneuvering, damage control and the tactics employed by the captain.

    It must be noted that currently U.S has 66 of these, against 9 of China. Its a huge numeric advantage, as for every 1 Type -52D, there is 7 Arleigh Burke class.
     
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    ECA Group Unmanned MCM drone operation with the Belgian Navy
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    Published on Jun 23, 2017
    ECA Group, in the framework of the Belgian Navy evaluation of Unmanned Maritime Systems 2017, demonstrated the capability to deploy simultaneously its AUVs, USV and ROVs to perform parallel and collaborative Detection to Identification MCM operation.
     
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    The Navy's new powerhouse of the seas: US military shows off its new 99,000 ton aircraft carrier that can make hairpin turns at high speeds with 6,000 sailors on board
    • The USS Lincoln, a US Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, is seen making high-speed, hairpin turns as it conducts sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean
    • Although the carrier measures 1,100 feet, it can move at almost 35 miles per hour
    • The trials include carrier qualifications and flight deck certification tests
    • Passing the tests will mark major milestones in the vessel's journey from the shipyard to deployment with the US Navy as a fully capable warship
    • Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Addison Mila said the turns are conducted to see how the ships reacts if it needs to avoid an unexpected navigational hazard


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4636300/US-Navy-ships-practices-INCREDIBLE-high-speed-turns.html#ixzz4l1974oAe
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    CHECK OUT THE MASSIVE NAVY HOVERCRAFT THAT HAULS MARINES INTO BATTLE || WARTHOG 2017
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    HOW TO GET KICKED OUT OF NAVY BOOTCAMP
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    Published on Jul 12, 2017
    today we talk about the ways you will get separated if things happen
     
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    Forgotten Warships - USS PC-1264 & USS PC-1217 Submarine Chasers
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    Published on Feb 3, 2017
    USS PC-1264 & USS PC-1217 are Submarine Chasers of the PC-461-class submarine chaser , but both ships now set abandoned in Donjon Marine Yard ( Fresh Kills Landfill ) in Rossville, Staten Island New York.
     
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    THE VERY BACKBONE OF THE U.S. NAVY IS IN BIG TROUBLE II WARTHOG 2017
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    Published on Sep 17, 2017
    The United States Navy’s vital shipyards—which keep the fleet in operation—are in dire straits.

    The backlog of maintenance is so bad that it will take until 2036 to clear, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
     
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    USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) Provides Hurricane Irma Relief
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    Dock Landing Ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) Provides Hurricane Irma Relief Support. HD Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Elberg | U.S. Fleet Forces Command | 09.11.2017 -- ST. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 11, 2017) U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) provide Hurricane Irma Relief support in ST. John.The Department of Defense is supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall hole-of-government response effort. USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) is a Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. Oak Hill is named after Oak Hill, the home of U.S. President James Monroe. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor Eldberg / Released.)

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    A Day on The Brand New Gigantic US Aircraft Carrier: USS Gerald Ford in Action
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    Published on Oct 14, 2017
    Fascinating video Onboard the brand new USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). This video include several flight Deck Operations with US Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18's Hornet during day and night.

    Video Credit: US Navy ,Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive

    Thumbnail Credit: US Navy , Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive
     
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    WHY THE JAPANESE NAVY IS THE BEST IN ASIA || WARTHOG 2017
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    Published on Oct 19, 2017
    The best navy in Asia has a total of 114 warships and 45,800 volunteer personnel. It has a large fleet of fast, powerful destroyers, thoroughly modern diesel-electric attack submarines, and amphibious ships that can haul tanks and other ground forces. It can hunt submarines, square off against invasion fleets, and shoot down enemy ballistic missiles. Despite all of that firepower, this is not in fact a navy at all, but an armed cohort of civil servants.
     
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    NATO Naval Exercise Brilliant Mariner 2017
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    Three NATO Standing Groups participate this year with the French Aero-Naval Rapid Reaction Force (FRMARFOR) in exercise BRILLIANT MARINER 2017, a large NATO Naval Exercise designed to support the certification of the naval component of the NATO Response Force (NRF) for 2018. The French Aero-Naval Rapid Reaction Force will assume responsibilities as the Maritime Component Commander (MCC) for the NRF 2018. Currently NATO Striking & Support Forces (STRIKFORNATO) hold the role.

    Ships from the navies of Canada, Denmark, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom are participating in exercise BRILLIANT MARINER for a total of 27 naval units supported by maritime patrol and rotary wing aircraft.
     
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    NAVY JOBS THAT PAY THE MOST?!
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    This video I discuss some of the jobs that will pay more than others and how this works.
     
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    WHICH NAVY JOBS MAKE RANK THE FASTEST?!
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    This video I discuss why you should not pick jobs based on the best advancement rates and how the navy advancement system works.

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    I'M STAYING IN THE MILITARY FOR THE LONG HAUL?!
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    MADEX 2017 South Korea Maritime Defense Exhibition Day 1
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    Day 1 at MADEX 2017, the International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition opened its doors today in Busan, South Korea. The event is held during "Marine Week 2017" and takes place in conjunction with Sea Port 2017 and KORMARINE 2017.

    In this video, coverage of:
    - HHI HDM-4000 Mine Laying vessel for ROK Navy
    - HHI HDT-5500 Training vessel for ROK Navy
    - Overview of the FFX Batch I, Batch II and Batch III Frigates with HHI
    - Lacroix SYLENA decoy launchers, corner reflectors and new missile threats from North Korea
    - Hanwha Systems Integrated Sensor Mast for FFX Batch III
    - Hanwha Systems IMAST for KDDX
    - LIG Nex1 TSLM Tactical Ship to Land Missile
    - LIG Nex1 SAAM anti anti-ship missile
    - Poongsan GGRM-5 extended range precision guided munition
     
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    MADEX 2017 South Korea Maritime Defense Exhibition Day 2
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    Published on Oct 26, 2017
    Day 2 at MADEX 2017, the International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition in Busan, South Korea. The event is held during "Marine Week 2017" and takes place in conjunction with Sea Port 2017 and KORMARINE 2017.

    In this video, coverage of:
    - Hanwha Land Systems new Naval 12.7mm Remote Weapon Station for ROK Navy
    - LIG Nex1 130mm Guided Rocket Launcher for ROK Navy PKX-B vessels
    - LIG Nex1 Sea Sword USV unmanned surface vehicle
    - Raytheon SM-2, SM-3 and SM-6 missiles anti-air warfare systems
     
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    Senators: Judgement, training mistakes caused ship collisions
    By: Leo Shane III   39 minutes ago

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    Tugboats from Singapore assist the guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain (DDG 56) as it steers toward Changi Naval Base, Singapore, following a collision with a merchant vessel on Aug. 21. (Joshua Fulton/Navy)



    WASHINGTON — Senators briefed by senior Navy officials Tuesday said judgement and training mistakes were to blame for the deaths of 17 sailors in a pair of collisions with commercial ships this summer.

    But the findings, set to be released publicly later this week, have also raised concerns among lawmakers about force readiness issues and whether adequate funding is being given to ever-increasing mission demands on the naval force.

    “We need to provide our sailors, as well as soldiers and airmen, with the resources they need,” said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee’s seapower panel.

    “In this case, there were judgement mistakes and training mistakes, and a failure to adhere to procedures. But in general, we’re asking too few ships to do too many things. And that needs to be addressed.”


    Wicker’s comments came after a classified briefing for committee members with Chief Of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and U.S. Fleet Forces Commander Adm. Philip. Davidson on Capitol Hill.

    The event was focused on the monthslong investigations into a pair of high-profile Navy accidents: the June 17 collision between the guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald and a commercial ship near the coast of Japan that killed seven sailors, and the Aug. 21 collision between the destroyer John S. McCain and a commercial tanker off the coast of Singapore that killed 10 more.

    Wicker and other senators would not offer specifics of the investigation findings, which are expected to be made public later this week. But they did say the incidents raise troubling questions about Navy readiness.

    “It’s a whole bunch of problems that cause ships to run into each other,” said committee chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., when asked about the briefing. “We’re putting men and women in harm’s way because we refuse to give them sufficient training, equipment and readiness. It’s a failure of Congress.


    “They’re doing the best they can, trying to do more with little. When sailors are working 100-hour work weeks, they’re not efficient.”

    Those comments referenced a Government Accountability Office report from September that said reductions in crew sizes have forced some sailors to work more than 100 hours a week, raising the risk of future accidents.

    Lawmakers have also used the spate of accidents in the Navy and ground forces to stump for more defense funding, arguing that training and maintenance funds have been trimmed to dangerously low levels.

    But senators who attended the briefing would not say whether those funding issues are among the major causes of the McCain and Fitzgerald accidents.

    They did say they are pleased with Navy officials’ transparency on the collisions thus far, but will be closely monitoring both the investigations and corresponding recommendations for months to come.

    Pentagon officials are expected to release more details from their findings before the end of the week.

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    U.S. Navy Releases Investigation Report on ‘Preventable’ USS Fitzgerald and USS John S McCain Collisions

    November 1, 2017 by gCaptain

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    The fatal collisions involving two U.S. Navy destroyers in the Seventh Fleet’s Area of Responsibility this year could have been prevented, the Navy said in a collision report released Wednesday.

    The Navy released today the 71-page report detailing the events and actions that led to the separate fatal collisions involving the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) with commercial vessels.

    Three U.S. Navy investigations concerning each of these incidents are now complete, the Navy said.

    The USS Fitzgerald collided with the containership ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan on June 17, resulting in the deaths of seven Navy sailors. In a separate collision, the USS John S. McCain collided with the tanker Alnic MC after entering the Singapore Strait Traffic Separation Scheme on August 21. The accident resulted in the deaths of 10 Navy sailors.

    “Both of these accidents were preventable and the respective investigations found multiple failures by watch standers that contributed to the incidents,” said Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson. “We must do better.”

    Already as a result of the collisions, the Navy has dismissed a number of high-ranking officers, including the commanders of both destroyers as well as the commander of the Seventh Fleet.

    The incidents are among a list of four serious accidents involving U.S. Navy surface fleet ships operating in the Seventh Fleet this year.

    The Navy report said a Coast Guard Marine Casualty Investigation into the Fitzgerald and McCain incidents is also being conducted independently on behalf of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the results of which will be released by the NTSB when complete.

    Read the Report: Collision Report for USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain Collisions (pdf)

    Below are the summaries of each incident provided by the U.S. Navy:

    USS FITZGERALD COLLISION
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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, June 17, 2017. U.S. Navy Photo

    “The collision between Fitzgerald and Crystal was avoidable and resulted from an accumulation of smaller errors over time, ultimately resulting in a lack of adherence to sound navigational practices. Specifically, Fitzgerald’s watch teams disregarded established norms of basic contact management and, more importantly, leadership failed to adhere to well-established protocols put in place to prevent collisions. In addition, the ship’s triad was absent during an evolution where their experience, guidance and example would have greatly benefited the ship.”


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    Illustration of Approximate Collision Location. Credit: U.S. Navy


    Summary of Findings (copied from the report)
    The Navy determined that numerous failures occurred on the part of leadership and watchstanders as follows:
    • Failure to plan for safety.
    • Failure to adhere to sound navigation practice.
    • Failure to execute basic watch standing practices.
    • Failure to properly use available navigation tools.
    • Failure to respond deliberately and effectively when in extremis.

    USS JOHN S. MCCAIN COLLISION

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    Tugboats from Singapore assist the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) as it 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. U.S. Navy Photo

    “The collision between John S. McCain and Alnic MC was also avoidable and resulted primarily from complacency, over-confidence and lack of procedural compliance. A major contributing factor to the collision was sub-standard level of knowledge regarding the operation of the ship control console. In particular, McCain’s commanding officer disregarded recommendations from his executive officer, navigator and senior watch officer to set sea and anchor watch teams in a timely fashion to ensure the safe and effective operation of the ship. With regard to procedures, no one on the Bridge watch team, to include the commanding officer and executive officer, were properly trained on how to correctly operate the ship control console during a steering casualty.”


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    Illustration of Approximate Collision Location. Credit: U.S. Navy


    Summary of Findings (copied from the report)

    • The Navy determined the following causes of the collision:
    • Loss of situational awareness in response to mistakes in the operation of the JOHN S MCCAIN’s steering and propulsion system, while in the presence of a high density of maritime traffic.
    • Failure to follow the International Nautical Rules of the Road, a system of rules to govern the maneuvering of vessels when risk of collision is present.
    • Watchstanders operating the JOHN S MCCAIN’s steering and propulsion systems had insufficient proficiency and knowledge of the systems.
    CNO Adm. John Richardson comments:

    “We are a Navy that learns from mistakes and the Navy is firmly committed to doing everything possible to prevent an accident like this from happening again. We must never allow an accident like this to take the lives of such magnificent young Sailors and inflict such painful grief on their families and the nation.

    “The vast majority of our Sailors are conducting their missions effectively and professionally – protecting America from attack, promoting our interests and prosperity, and advocating for the rules that govern the vast commons from the sea floor to space and in cyberspace. This is what America expects and deserves from its Navy.

    “Our culture, from the most junior sailor to the most senior Commander, must value achieving and maintaining high operational and warfighting standards of performance and these standards must be embedded in our equipment, individuals, teams and fleets.

    We will spend every effort needed to correct these problems and be stronger than before,” said Richardson.

    The investigation report noted that collisions at sea between U.S. registered vessels and foreign registered vessels are also subject to an additional investigation, a Marine Casualty Investigation, conducted independently on behalf of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). These investigations are ongoing and in each case the results of each will be published by the NTSB when complete, the Navy said.


    Read the Report: Collision Report for USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain Collisions

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    MADEX 2017 South Korea Maritime Defense Exhibition Day 3
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    Navy Collisions Report – The Error Chain Is Broken

    November 2, 2017 by John Konrad

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    A myth persists in the maritime industry, a myth nearly as persistent as the Kraken, Flying Dutchman or Nessie. Like all good myths, this one has some basis in reality but is largely a result of common misconceptions. Also, like many myths, scientists have proven it false.

    This myth is called the Error Chain. Usually taught in mandatory Bridge Resource Management, the concept says that a series of events leading up to a collision at sea all play a role in causing the incident. Remove one preliminary error before the time of the collision and you break the chain, the incident never happens.

    The error chain is such a poor model that most competent deck officers ignore it completely and, instead, use the Swiss Cheese model where, rather than links in the chain, each error is a hole in a block of swiss cheese. Line up the holes the right way and an incident happens. Close one of the holes and it doesn’t. The problem is, this is just a slightly more complex version of the same myth, and it too has been proven wrong.

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    A fractal generated by a finite subdivision rule for an alternating link. Image via wikicommons.

    The truth is far more complex. If you were to graph all the information leading up to an incident, it would not look like a linear hockey stick laid upon the x-axis (that’s what an error chain plotted looks like), nor would it look like a fancy three-dimensional chart created in Microsoft Excel. No, all but the simplest incidents, when plotted, look like a multi-dimensional fractal.

    The reason the error chain and swiss cheese myths are so persistent is because they are simple, logical and empower the ship’s Officer to prevent incidents by breaking chains or plugging holes. Courts and bug companies like it too because it gives society someone to blame (usually the Master) for not plugging the holes which are so obvious in hindsight.

    Humans love simplicity and logic so – even though it’s blasphemy to do so – I will paint the theories of entropy, uncertainty, and complexity into a dead simple model of my own design. Incidents are not chains, not chunks of smooth and delicious swiss cheese… they are rotten cheese. Cheese that’s brittle and partially hardened with a bad smell but that is infested with myriad of microscopic organisms and fungi all working invisibly to destroy the cheese, leaving no trace except a malodorous that any smart Watch Officer can justify a reason for (after-all, some of the most expensive cheese in the world smells like a ripe turd, right?). And when the cheese falls apart or crumbles or decomposes (the ways rotting cheese can fail are numerous), it’s difficult to pinpoint any specific causes. The only thing a smart human can do to prevent getting sick from this rotten cheese is to avoid eating it.

    In short, it doesn’t matter how many links you break or holes you plug… if you work aboard a ship where the company fails to support basic training (e.g. by closing the SWO school in Newport), discontinues rudimentary time-proven navigational theory (e.g. celnav), continues to blame the deck plate for systemic problems (e.g. the immediate firing of all officers and master chiefs aboard the Fitz), sails aging ships (the USS John S. McCain was built in 1992!) while cutting corners on maintenance…. it does not take a Ph.D. in incident management to realize that you (i.e. the US Navy’s top brass) are going to get people killed!

    “Always blame the sailors, instead of fixing the foundational problem of your personnel system” says Donald Vandergriff, author of Mission Command. “What develops is self-serving careerists instead of dedicated professionals.”

    But this article is not supposed to be about incident theory, Heisenberg’s theory of uncertainty or rotting cheese. It is supposed to be about the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald incidents. It is supposed to be about the recently released report on the results of an investigation into a string of U.S. Navy incidents this year that resulted in the death of 17 sailors and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

    Unfortunately, that’s not possible in a blog post.

    The Navy report lists many chains and holes in the swiss cheese but ignores the numerous systemic and institutional problems that lead to these deaths. To properly answer why these sailors died you have to look to similar sets of institutional fail and the closest I can come to the truth in a single blog post is to provide a quote written by my favorite movie director, Stanley Kubrick, and uttered by the Commanding Officer of a military newspaper shortly after the TET offensive:

    Lt. Lockhart: “In strategic terms, Charlie’s cut the country in half… the civilian press are about to wet their pants and we’ve heard even Cronkite’s going to say the war is now unwinnable. In other words, it’s a huge shit sandwich, and we’re all gonna have to take a bite. “ (Youtube Link)

    And I’ll add that bite is going to need to be taken by all of us, from Seaman recruit to CNO, from Civilian steward assistants to CEOs. We are all going to have to take a bite of this because both civilian ships and both the USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain were at fault this time and everyone from flag states, admirals, owners, Senators, operators and everyone is to blame.

    We are all to blame not because we could have plugged any of the holes or broken any links in the incident chain. We are all to blame for accepting the error chain and swiss cheese models in the first place… and for publishing and reading reports like this one that is based on myth.

    And we start by breaking the chain and refusing to eat the rotting cheese.

    You can view the U.S. Navy’s final investigation report on the Fitsgerald and John S. McCain HERE.

    http://gcaptain.com/navy-collisions-report-error-chain-broken/
     
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    U.S. Navy Orders Back-to-Basics Reforms After Deadly Collisions

    November 2, 2017 by Reuters

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    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy announced a series of systemic reforms on Thursday aimed at restoring basic naval skills and alertness at sea after a review of deadly ship collisions in the Asia-Pacific showed sailors were under-trained and over-worked.

    Seventeen sailors were killed this year in two collisions with commercial vessels involving guided-missile destroyers, the Fitzgerald in June off Japan and then the John S. McCain in August as it approached Singapore.

    Those were not the only mishaps involving U.S. Navy sailors this year, which also saw the guided-missile cruiser Lake Champlain collide with a fishing vessel in the Sea of Japan in May. The guided-missile cruiser Antietam grounded in January in Tokyo Bay.

    “What happened was a gradual erosion of the margins of safety,” Admiral John Richardson, who as the chief of naval operations is the Navy’s top uniformed officer, told a news briefing, as he unveiled the results of the broad Navy review.

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    Rising pressure to meet demands for more and more Navy operations, particularly in the Asia-Pacific, led those in command to rationalize declining standards that ranged from basic seamanship to operational safety, Richardson said.

    The Navy’s review called for reforms that will cost between $400 and $500 million over the next five to six years, including periodic, standardized assessments of seamanship and bolstering training of navigation fundamentals.

    It also involved ensuring back-to-basics measures like ensuring sailors get enough sleep. The Navy said fatigue was a contributing factor in the Fitzgerald and John S. McCain collisions.

    Senator Roger Wicker, the chairman of the Senate Seapower Subcommittee, said the Navy needed more ships to meet the demands for operations at sea. Boosting the size of the Navy is a key objective of Republican President Donald Trump.

    “We are asking too few ships to do too many things,” said Wicker, a Republican.

    Representative Mac Thornberry, who heads the House Armed Services Committee, also said the sailors’ deaths were “entirely avoidable” and added the Navy was being asked “to do too much with too few resources.”

    “The Navy is committed to addressing these issues, but they cannot fix them on their own. Congress has a role to play as well,” Thornberry said.

    “I am ready to support the Navy’s request for any additional training, manpower, or equipment they need to prevent these tragedies in the future.”

    During the summer, there was speculation that cyber warfare might have been to blame for the repeated mishaps, which stunned the Pentagon. The Navy, during its investigations, ruled out the possibility that hacking was to blame.

    “These ships in the 7th Fleet did not master the fundamentals,” Richardson said. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Frances Kerry)

    (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2017.

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    More than 60 admirals and hundreds of Naval officers investigated in Fat Leonard scandal over accusations he bribed sailors with 'prostitutes and karaoke' in exchange for classified information
    • Leonard Francis, dubbed 'Fat Leonard' at 350lbs, is said to be mastermind of 'colossal bribery and fraud scandal'
    • More than 60 admirals and hundreds of Navy officers are being investigated
    • Francis is accused of plying officers with karaoke parties and prostitutes in exchange for classified information to help his defense contract firm
    • Retired Navy commander David Kapaun admitted he had 'a past association that was unfavorable' in June
    • His lawyer blames Fat Leonard for 'seducing' Kapaun, who faces up to five years
    • US Navy Rear Admiral Rear Gilbeau was jailed for 18 months in May
    • He admitted accepting gifts from the Malaysian contractor last year


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    WHAT NAVY JOBS TRAVEL THE MOST?!
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    WHAT A 21ST CENTURY BATTLESHIP COULD LOOK LIKE || WARTHOG 2017
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    It’s not that the current American capital ship, the aircraft carrier, is obsolete. But the the Gerald R. Ford-class of aircraft carriers are remarkably, enormously expensive, and potentially vulnerable to many kinds of attack. Many of the Navy’s other surface ships exist essentially in order to support and defend the carrier, making a carrier battle group a huge investment of national treasure.

    What if another kind of ship could take on some of that load?

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    Overview of the Swedish Naval Base of Karlskrona, Koster-class mine countermeasure vessel Vinga and Visby-class Corvette Karlstad.

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    Heart-breaking loss of life, strike operations on ISIS and patrolling tense waters off China to touching rescues, snow angels at base and emotional homecomings: The US Navy reveals their most powerful images of 2017
    • Photos taken by the US Navy over the course of the year show the highs, the lows and the hardships
    • The Navy had an eventful year with new ship being commissioned, rescuing hurricane victims and more
    • Images showcase the dedication service members in all of the country's military branches exhibit daily
    • Founded 242 years ago, the US Navy is the largest navy in the world with 332,421 personnel on active duty


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    U.S. NAVY BOOTCAMP IS NOW 13 WEEKS LONG?!
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