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Search: Posts Made By: Lurch
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th December 2017, 14:37
Replies: 299
Views: 25,765
Posted By Lurch
It gets worse: ...

It gets worse:

https://news.usni.org/2017/11/30/document-report-collision-uss-lake-champlain-cg-57-fishing-vessel-nam-yang-502
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st November 2017, 16:07
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
The USN report is out, makes for poor reading and...

The USN report is out, makes for poor reading and how disorganised they are:
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th October 2017, 11:00
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
It gets worse......

It gets worse... (https://news.usni.org/2017/10/21/destroyer-mccain-developed-crack-in-hull-while-on-heavy-lift-transport-vessel-being-rerouted-to-philippines-for-inspection)
Forum: Other International Navies 4th October 2017, 13:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By Lurch
Welcome to the Type 31 $348 million...

Welcome to the Type 31 $348 million (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_054A_frigate) is the export price!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st September 2017, 11:24
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
Finally: ...

Finally:

https://news.usni.org/2017/09/19/deadly-collisions-navy-will-broadcast-warship-locations-high-traffic-areas
Forum: The Bridge 21st September 2017, 11:13
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By Lurch
All not as it seems - errant yellow welly: ...

All not as it seems - errant yellow welly:

http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/09/20/collision-at-western-scheldt-update-third-ship-caused-collision/
Forum: Ship Research 14th September 2017, 09:40
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By Lurch
You can see the SS Ionian on Youtube ...

You can see the SS Ionian on Youtube

http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/120.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrOtqJ5goes

ABS have done a history of Liberty ships including its origin from...
Forum: The Bridge 13th September 2017, 08:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By Lurch
Singapore Collision

Another crossing incident:

http://splash247.com/five-missing-tanker-dredger-collide-singapore-strait/
Forum: Royal Navy 7th September 2017, 15:21
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By Lurch
We should buy a few OSVs while the price is cheap...

We should buy a few OSVs while the price is cheap (http://splash247.com/solstadfarstad-sells-three-ahts-vessels-brazilian-navy/), ideal for coastal patrol & ERV combined.

Plus it would give the RN...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st September 2017, 09:30
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
Tells us what we know already: Naval vessels...

Tells us what we know already:

Naval vessels are hard for commercial ships to see
With four collisions between US navy vessels this year, the New York Times has observed that the moonless night...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th August 2017, 12:20
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
From todays Lloyds List: Is the US Navy a...

From todays Lloyds List:

Is the US Navy a hazard to Asian commercial shipping?

with Abdul Hadhi

FOLLOWING the collision involving the USS John McCain and the Liberian-flagged Alnic MC...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th August 2017, 12:27
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
Again the unforeseen consequences of stealth; ...

Again the unforeseen consequences of stealth;

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/us-destroyer-collision-uss-john-s-mccains-presence-undetectable-before-tragedy-struck-says

If a VTS radar at...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd August 2017, 16:28
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
MPA Singapore are posting regular updates...

MPA Singapore are posting regular updates (http://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home).

There is a radar on Horsburgh relaying into the VTS so they will have the full picture.

The light is at...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd August 2017, 13:42
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
Also, in Singapore Strait there are strong tidal...

Also, in Singapore Strait there are strong tidal streams, which add to the hydrodynamics.

There is also, for want of a better term, a kind of jet wash effect from other vessels in the same lane of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd August 2017, 12:23
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
What you are looking at on the like of Marine...

What you are looking at on the like of Marine Traffic and Vessel Finder is a sanitized view of Class A AIS, vessels >300 GRT engaged on international voyages.

What it does not show are the local...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2017, 16:19
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
There is also the possibility that the JMC was...

There is also the possibility that the JMC was overtaking the tanker way too close due to the traffic, and way too fast.

As the JMC passes the tanker's bow the high pressure causes her to sheer to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2017, 14:01
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
I suspect the "steering failure" was not...

I suspect the "steering failure" was not mechanical but human.

Owned by Northrop Grumman...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2017, 13:15
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
One wonders what action the shore authorituea...

One wonders what action the shore authorituea will take, accidents in Asian waters are unfortunateky an occupational hazard for less well run vessels.

The USN is getting into very hot water,
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st August 2017, 14:41
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
Again at 0524 seven hour ahead of the UK she was...

Again at 0524 seven hour ahead of the UK she was in complete darkness, similar to the Fitzgerald:

At 20 August 2017 22:24...
The sun is at azimuth 076, altitude -24.
The moon is at azimuth...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st August 2017, 13:21
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
171001 Also see how faint the nav lights are...

171001

Also see how faint the nav lights are

Looks very much the ill judged crossing by the USN:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4808054/USS-John-McCain-collides-merchant-ship.html
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st August 2017, 10:55
Replies: 212
Views: 12,518
Posted By Lurch
From todays LL: A US warship en route to the...

From todays LL:

A US warship en route to the Port of Singapore collided with a Liberia-flagged oil tanker on Monday morning with 10 sailors reported missing and five injured.

Four of the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th August 2017, 09:53
Replies: 299
Views: 25,765
Posted By Lurch
Looks like the USN taking action: ...

Looks like the USN taking action:

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/08/17/navy-fires-3-leaders-uss-fitzgerald-wake-deadly-collision.html
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th August 2017, 09:07
Replies: 299
Views: 25,765
Posted By Lurch
From today's Tradewinds: Japan suspends...

From today's Tradewinds:

Japan suspends probe into ACX Crystal-USS Fitzgerald collision

Questions mount over the US Navy’s reluctance to share vital evidence with Japanese investigators,...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 9th August 2017, 08:31
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Lurch
Don't forget his enduring partnership with the...

Don't forget his enduring partnership with the great Jimmy Webb (http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/08/08/glen-campbell-galveston-jimmy-webb/551272001/)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd August 2017, 07:17
Replies: 299
Views: 25,765
Posted By Lurch
If the USN was a commercial shipping co who would...

If the USN was a commercial shipping co who would insure them (https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/navy-probe-blames-captain-s-judgment-in-uss-antietam-grounding-1.480879#.WYK_UHnTXDA)?
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