Warship collides with tanker. Efforts to rescue cause ship to sink

Posted by  $  Solver 3 weeks, 1 day ago to News
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And then their were four
At least they still got their gender equality
SOURCE URL: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/17/europe/norway-navy-sunken-frigate-scli-intl/index.html


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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    Navigation training, eh? Methinks that should include looking at where one is going.
    Me also thinks the Norwegian Navy should study the hull of the tanker to build more battle worthy warships.
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    • Posted by  $  3 weeks, 1 day ago
      How about filling their warship hulls with fossel fuels and telling the enemy, if you sink our warships you’re going to cause an environmental disaster that will cause more global wa...climate change.
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 weeks, 1 day ago
        Should there ever be a civil war between the GOP and the Democrat Party, the GOP has an ace up its sleeve at least at sea.
        Greenpeace may come buzzing around fossil fuel laden warships in their widdle speedboats: but for once, there will finally be an excuse to blow those pests out of the water.
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  • Posted by TheOldMan 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    "Pape told CNN: "Curiously, if the ship is not repaired, the reduction of one ship that needs to be maintained, upgraded, manned and used over the remaining 20 years of its life will mean that cost for the navy could go down in the long run, however with a loss of capability."

    Well duh! Eliminating the remaining four would also reduce the cost of the navy.
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  • Posted by Lucky 3 weeks ago
    It could be cultural decay, putting people in to bring up quotas / affirmative action, people who would not get the job otherwise.

    In this case tho', I think AJA is right. Norway has a very long maritime tradition.
    There is something else going on here.
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  • Posted by Owlsrayne 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    Maybe they should go back to building their ancestral longships. then they will learn navigation using a sun crystal and pin-wheel. Their longships were much sturdier than that modern warship.
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  • Posted by  $  exceller 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    The Norwegians better get their act together.

    They are concentrating all their energy on attacking EU countries that do not adhere to globalism and the open armed welcoming of ME migrants. Their "committees" regularly sue other countries the Norwegians think are outside of the Brussels' conditioned sheep pan.
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  • Posted by  $  AJAshinoff 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    Something is way off here. Having experienced operations with a Scandinavian and Dutch naval ships and then later, not part of those maneuvers, running aground and then having our ship towed to dry dock by the Norwegians, these incidents by these people in particular are very remote. While accidents can and do happen, by experiences with Scandinavian sailors makes this highly suspect.
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    • Posted by  $  BiggestShoelaces 3 weeks ago
      A copper wire broke on November 8...
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      • Posted by  $  AJAshinoff 2 weeks, 6 days ago
        I wasn't referring to the tow. Naval ships can and do see and track the movement of dozens objects that are many miles away simultaneously. There is no possibility that a any ship or aircraft can come within miles of it without the ship knowing about it and preemptively taking corrective actions to change its heading. I can't speak for the commercial tanker but I would think the large monetary investment and hefty profit of its cargo would afford it the same degree of tracking.

        The tech and seamanship of everyone involved, particularly those in the military make the possibility a collision quite remote. Long before the tow cable came to play someone was malicious or grossly incompetent.
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