Another US Navy Warship Crashes

Tyler Durden's picture

Over the summer there were two accidental collisions involving the 7th fleet, and a total of 4 similar incidents this year... until today as yet another US Navy warship collided with a Japanese tug boat during exercises.

SputnikNews.com reports the incident occurred off the east coast of Japan. The boat was on its way to the port in Yokosuka, where the US Navy is stationed.

A Japanese tug boat has accidently damaged a US missile destroyer in Sagami Bay.

"No one was injured on either vessel and Benfold sustained minimal damage, including scrapes on its side, pending a full damage assessment," a press release of the US Navy said.

According to the report, the US Navy carried out towing exercises when the boat experienced technical problems and crashed into the side of the USS Benfold.

An investigation of the incident is underway.

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robertsgt40's picture

Maybe a breathalyzer test for the captain.

Pinto Currency's picture

Hacked.

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action

overbet's picture

Now imagine if they were under pressure.

Croesus's picture

This is an illustration of 'Human Over-reliance on Technology' at work. The USN can't sail a boat, the way sailors did for thousands of years...

It is also proof, that Big Brother is nothing to be afraid of:

A handful of highly-intelligent sociopaths, who depend on incompetents to carry out their bidding, and the fear of the masses to keep it all together.

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain".

Yukon Cornholius's picture

This is what happens when you let minorities, gays and self-mutilators into the armed forces. This would have never happened to Lord Nelson.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Putin's agents were crawling all over that tug.

ParticularlyStupidHumanoid's picture

The Japanese have a hatred for Americans. Not all, but many. This would be a better explanation.

Gap Admirer's picture

I thought that tug boats had big, YUGE, honki'n bumpers all arouind them?  Didn't the thing simply bounce off of the ship like a Superball off the floor?

svayambhu108's picture

> Hacked. - Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action

Clearly, 'Murikans with their stupidity are their own enemies 

Gap Admirer now that's a nickname

Manthong's picture

 

God bless GPS

..and close proximity radar

French Bloke's picture

Well bleed me dry. Looks like US forces are groomed to lose WW3. I wouldn't want to be in thier armed forces these days... BTW, I am British ex services and feel the same way regarding British forces too. Basically servicemen these days are misguided patriots so totally expendable to the Soros zionist cabal

freedommusic's picture

MI controlled EMP causes plane crash over Rothschild property.

Rothschild controlled EMP retaliates.

Welcome to the cover war...

redmudhooch's picture

Report: Israel Passes U.S. Military Technology to China

https://www.defensetech.org/2013/12/24/report-israel-passes-u-s-military...

Israel is secretly selling nuclear technology to America's enemies in breach of a long-established agreement. The joke is, these are American weapons paid for by American tax-payers who generously subsidise Israel, going to a rising Communist superpower. Secret U.S. missile and electro-optics technology was transferred to China recently by Israel, prompting anger from the U.S. and causing a senior Israeli defense official to resign.

The head of defense exports for the Israeli Defense Ministry resigned after a U.S. investigation concluded that technology, including a miniature refrigeration system manufactured by Ricor and used for missiles and in electro-optic equipment, was sent to China, according to the Israeli newspaper Maariv.

Crazy Or Not's picture

A common response in our kids school on a Monday morning is:
"Putin ate my homework" ... though more likely in this case, some
fact checking prior to bandwagon accusations used to be the norm.
There are other players who stand to benifit - inc other software suppliers.

JuliaS's picture

And people wonder why there are some who believe the moon landing was faked. Reading articles like these I'm surprised Neil didn't end up on Jupiter by mistake. Then again, we're talking entirely different generations here.

Refuse-Resist's picture

Well there is the small fact that NASA did lose the original mission telemetry tape for Apollo 11. I mean only the biggest scientific achievement in the history of mankind, and they lost it or accidentaly taped over it?

WTAF?

Things like that plus many other anomalies like Van Allen radiation, surface temps on moon related to batteries and 110 film etc.

The fact that NASA astronauts frequently say things on TV like "we've never left low Earth orbit" or "We are still working on how to get through the Van Allen belts".

Wait, what?

Given the propensity of the USGOV to lie to the American people, I;ve begun to doubt every official story.

I'll believe we went ot he moon when they do it again.  Until then it's  horsefeathers.

 

 

Sudden Debt's picture

The army is also to confident on the technology.

It's like the autodrive on Tesla cars. The tech helps but don't let it do the driving all by itself.

 

I now know for example a lot of people who drive a tesla who have taken a bike carrier strap and installed it in such a way that when the steering wheel request a drive touch on the steering wheel that the strap gives enough pull for the car to believe it's the human doing it. 

All fun on a straight line on the highway but I have had enough incidents where I really had to correct the car to avoid a serious accident.

 

Same for the boats, sure a computer can do the navigating but a computer is a logic thing and humans are not.

Mazzy's picture

Ten years ago our "Blue-Force Tracker" sytems had an approximate 45 second delay to them.  Thirty seconds was about the minimum.  Another sergeant and I tested the thing out by keeping two vehicles stationary and telling privates in two other vehicles to drive in opposite directions....huge delay in timing.

Good thing we NEVER relied on that junk when eyesight and radio communication did just fine.

Pazuzu's picture

Lord Nelson's navy was all about "rum, sodomy and the lash" so maybe another example is called for. Having said that,  I bet Nelson's pervs would make today's modern millenial Navy their bitches.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

They don't call 'em seamen for nothin'.

Refuse-Resist's picture

most of our current sailors wouldn't have survived the Press Gangs.

A Sentinel's picture

I’m surprised that nobody is stating the possibility relating to false flags!

Now it’s established that us ships crash into things - by accident. Iran is always testing this with their little speed-boats. So now — a USS someone-or-other can *intentionally* crash into an Iranian ship. How will Iran react? I think that’s pretty easy .. some pissed off revolutionary guard admiral says “attack!” — and it’s on!

bruno_the's picture

your pistol is aiming at a proper direction 

sushi's picture

I’m surprised that nobody is stating the possibility relating to false flags!

 

Somebody needs to explain to the USN that the False Flag "I accidently hit his ship with my ship, it was an accident honest."

Works much more effectively when the ships in question are in the same hemisphere.

No matter how many ships the USN smashes up in the Western Pacific the Iranians are unlikely to get all riled up over these events.

 

THe false flag will work much better if all the ships being rammed are much closer to the Persian Gulf. For next attempt try somewhere closer. Black Sea or the Straits of Messina perhaps. That will drive the Iranians absolutely wild.


Crazy Or Not's picture

It's not the first time US GPS has failed.  (Iran: US Marines Captured due to navigation error?!)
I'm aware that Solar Flares & CME's ahve caused deviations to magnetic field lines with knock on interference to some sensitive equipment.
However - one would think the US Military would have contingency for such??? 

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

A Sentinel's picture

Exactly. It was something like a year ago, president oba. It was in the news every day for weeks it seemed.

Mazzy's picture

"DAGNABBIT, THOSE IRANIANS MOVED THAT ICEBERG RIGHT UNDERNEATH OF OUR HULL"

Al Gophilia's picture

They drive on the wrong side of the road. What did you expect?

idahobandito's picture

WTF??  The tugboat lost power and drifted into the ship... 

Omen IV's picture

The core of McCain's Navy are Illegals pressed into service for citizenship

McCain doesnt need White American Citizens - the lack of reading writing speaking ENGLISH  isnt necessary and the more the average  IQ converges on 70 the more the McCain & the Chamber of Commerce thinks they are winning

Obsidian Samctum's picture

You do not become a citizen by serving.

Turbo_diesel's picture

You are wrong... first link via search.... 100,000 as of 2015 (I am almost sure there was article on ZH recently where that rate is going way up because no one wants to serve) 

https://citizenpath.com/expedited-citizenship-through-military-service/

A Sentinel's picture

Romans didn’t want to be soldiers either and hired barbarians to do their dirty work. We’re in great company following in the footsteps of lasting republican freedom.

But the Romans made it pretty tough to gain citizenship.

E.F. Mutton's picture

They will NEVER admit it.  I spent 9 years in Uncle Sam's Canoe Club

Remember the Iowa turret explosion?  Tried to make two of the dead men out as homos - total fabrication.  They'll burn anything or anyone to protect their "Rep"

Osprey aircraft crashing left and right?  Fire the commander.  Can't be faulty aircraft.  Fucking weasels.

webmatex's picture

The six vessels notched up a staggering 1,515 days in our harbours in the year between April 2015 and 2016 - and four of the state-of-the-art ships were stationary for more than 300 days each.
And in 2 years the carrier might have f35's which also spend just a few hours per month in the air - with luck.

Gotta LOL!

Winston Churchill's picture

Teaching seamanship on simulators doesn't work,whocouldhavenode ?

Imagine how many list officers just getting command aren't fit to skipper a rowing boat.

Nothing beats actual experience working your way up in vessel size in seamanship.

There was a very good reason for that tradition.

Gorgeous's picture

dont believe everything Tyler reports.  the tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the navy ship.  But of course Tyler jumps on "Navy ship crashes". Im starting to think Tyler is using fake news to generate clicks. Anybody else notice the trend?

Dsyno's picture

It's not Tyler anymore. He was bought out awhile ago. Hence the surge in ad revenue and change of "journalistic style", to put it politely.

shovelhead's picture

Maybe that seamanship course should have something about looking out the window occaisionally.

It seems to me that right of passage in sea lanes was covered in The Coast Guard Basic Seamanship course I passed when I was 12.

OldTrooper's picture

"three times is enemy action"

Or incompetence.  It seems the Nany traing standards have slipped.

Justin Case's picture

The navy has very sophisticated electronics. Not yoar average tug boat. The real reason I believe is that there are others with moar sophisticated electronics that jam the merican systems without a trace. The navy doesn't make stupid mistakes, I hope. If that is caused by incompetence, they better stay in port far away from any place of danger for the poor saps on board that scow.

Mongoose's picture

Reading the article, it was caused by the tug.

Any number of mechanical, electro-mechanical, or elecronic failures could have caused it. And or course, human error or a combination or any of the former and the latter.

Back to killin' snakes

veritas semper vinces's picture

well,the interesting thing is that was a Japanese ship,our ally in the Pacific.

Internet-is-Beast's picture

At least see if he can stand on one leg.

unsafe-space-time's picture

Well, I've heard the seamen are preoccupied with pirating butts.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

I hope you were trying to type R U for real.

How the fuck auto-correct turned that into R U cereal is beyond me.

stacking12321's picture

Get outta here with your pro-oatmeal propaganda, you’re just a shill for big oat!