Another US Navy Warship Crashes

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.

Comments

Croesus overbet Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:04 Permalink

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".

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redmudhooch freedommusic Sat, 11/18/2017 - 20:31 Permalink

Report: Israel Passes U.S. Military Technology to Chinahttps://www.defensetech.org/2013/12/24/report-israel-passes-u-s-militar… 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.

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Refuse-Resist JuliaS Sun, 11/19/2017 - 09:05 Permalink

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.  

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Sudden Debt Yukon Cornholius Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:23 Permalink

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.

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Mazzy Sudden Debt Sat, 11/18/2017 - 18:29 Permalink

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.

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A Sentinel Croesus Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:24 Permalink

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!

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sushi bruno_the Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:45 Permalink

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.

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webmatex Lurk Skywatcher Sun, 11/19/2017 - 05:18 Permalink

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!

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Justin Case Pinto Currency Sat, 11/18/2017 - 18:07 Permalink

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.

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