US Navy Pauses Operations Worldwide After USS John McCain Collision

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US Navy Pauses Operations Worldwide After USS John McCain Collision

The US Navy will pause operations worldwide amid a series of collisions with its warships, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. He also announced a fleet-wide operational pause and investigation into Navy operations around Japan.

“As you know, this is the second collision in three months and the [latest] of a series of incidents in the Pacific theater. This trend demands more forceful action. As such, I’ve directed an operational pause be taken in all of our fleets around the world.

I want our fleet commander to get together with their leaders and their commands to ensure that we’re taking all appropriate to ensure safe and effective operations around the world.

In addition to that operational pause, I’ve directed a more comprehensive review to ensure that we get at the contributing factors – the root causes – of these incidents,” Richardson said.

The most recent collision took place between the destroyer John S. McCain and a merchant ship east of the Strait of Malacca before the dawn on Monday. As a result, 5 US servicemen were injured and 10 others went missing.

Separately, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced that a probe probe into recent collisions has been ordered, including a separate investigation into the recent incident with USS John S. McCain.

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  • Antonio Carlos Jr Zamith

    Beijing Tehran, Kremlin and Kim Jung Un will love this news. USN doesn’t have decent navigation radar by seen.

    • Richard Noel Hedditch

      Lie the incident off Japan in June, could be someone putting torpedoes in their warships.

      • Antonio Carlos Jr Zamith

        Ooh crazy! was a Philippine freighter. If it were a torpedo destroyer sunk.

      • ruca

        Links please

    • Valery Grigoryev

      I am sure, Kremlin and Beijing will not. Sailors are just simple men at the service…

      • Antonio Carlos Jr Zamith

        Russian! Its dictator and the politburo in Beijing cheering for the USA do not impede their imperialism against the neighbors.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          This freighter was on automated course from Taiwan to Singapore the USS McCain was for some reason idle in the water maybe the commander was doing his common core math and the command should be vilified top to bottom. This has nothing more to do other than having incompetent officers on deck.

          • Antonio Carlos Jr Zamith

            Hello! Yes it can be. also the navigation radar is bad or is negligent operator. Second case in 3 months can be human error anyway.

          • ruca

            Surely there would be alarms going off like f’ing crazy.

        • Valery Grigoryev

          I meant that it’s necessary to divide relations to the people amd relations to the states policy.

  • Miguel Redondo

    I have a problem with this report.
    How is it possible that seaman are injured or “missing”? Can a collision be so unaware that someone (10) goes overboard? Look at the damage. Most of it is under the waterline. Was that really a collision with a “merchant ship” ?
    Alternative …..
    Are we seeing the modern form of a commerce raider , which doesn´t attack with weapons but with ramming?

    • PZIVJ

      The “missing” personnel would probably be trapped in a sealed “water tight” compartment that flooded. And as far as the damage below the waterline:
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/10cfcb76426e9934bbef2cb0da0032ad793708dd31f032be6acbbabf32dce26a.jpg

      • chris chuba

        A truly horrible way to die. That’s how the sailors in the Fitzgerald died and they were classified as ‘missing’ as well.

      • ruca

        That’s one hell of a ram.

    • Jan Tjarks

      Such a freighter with its bulbous bow can even break apart a destroyer of this size. Question is if the destroyer is still straight in shape or became a banana. Which means, not only the compartments directly around the damage seen from above the waterline are damaged, but others around them might too, due to welds cracking. It’s very likely that the ten who are missing are located in these compartments.

      Whoever was on deck, could have been thrown overboard when “a wild boar” kicks from the side. An earthquake is nothing compared to that.

      • Miguel Redondo

        I understand perfectly that a collision is a very heavy kick. But people on deck normally see another ship aproaching and take appropiate action not to go overboard. Including in heavy fog or at night you can have a warning at least 30 seconds in advance without any radar.

    • Bru

      they could have been in rooms correspond to that part of the ship which was crushed. Man, have you seen this heavy blow on the side on the US vessel? Never seen anything like this before.
      How could they not have seen this huge oil tanker? Just liker off Japan a few months ago…

  • martin aguilar

    Just look at the face of this ass hole, tipical yankee dumb. Nothing good can come from this energy. The first thing they should do is change the name of the ship : USS John Mc Cain !

    • Bru

      Yes I just wrote the same, we have the same thoughts!

      • Solomon Krupacek

        i wish good love story for you both :)

    • Real Anti-Racist Action

      He is the same type of bastard as Gen. Sherman and Ulysses S. Grant and Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur and Burnside and many other soulless mindless bastards.
      They conquer other peoples who reside inside of their ancestral home lands, while claiming they have a right to dictate all tribes affairs around the world.

    • Antonio Carlos Jr Zamith
  • Bru

    Great news!
    My proposal for a simple solution: remove this ugly name, John McCain. That name is only a invitation for the demons from hell…

  • Valery Grigoryev

    The ship with the name “John McCain” has a bad karma :)

    • Bru

      yes, we all think the same…

      • Valery Grigoryev

        None of the Russian/Vietnamese pilots killed as many US aircrafts as mr. McCain did due to his incompetence being on board of an aircraft carrier. Actual hero of the Soviet Union! :)

      • Jan Tjarks

        It should read ‘sink the same’. =)

        An old German advert:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLSdOY-6R_U

  • Bru

    This sounds like a comedy. These cowboys driving the US military ships are playing an hilarious show…

  • Valery Grigoryev

    As admiral David Beatty said after loosing two big cruisers during the first stage of the Jutland battle:
    “There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today”.

    • Jesus

      How about the HMS Hood being blown by Bismarck? “The seems to be something wrong with out bloody battle cruiser”. Bloody decking armour!

      • Barba_Papa

        HMS Hood had a glass jaw, one that was inherit to all battlecruisers, it’s the size and weaponry of a battleship, with the armor of a cruiser, thus lightly armored. Good for speed, not so good for going toe to toe with an actual battleship. Which they were probably never intended. Too bad those who sent her out to face a battleship didn’t remember.

        • Jesus

          The side armour was adequate, the deck armor was not. It was a concept the British tried by gaining speed and firepower at the expense of some protection before the advent of carriers.
          Speed, firepower and protection ratios are important since they provide the platform with a balanced capability.

      • Valery Grigoryev

        After his first phrase Beatty added: ‘and something wrong is with our bloody system’ :)

  • “The US Navy will pause operations worldwide amid a series of collisions
    with its warships, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.”

    ——————-
    Does that include that clusterphuck off North Korea’s shores?

  • Thegr8rambino

    haha good, that can only be good for world peace

  • Sephy

    US needs to work on advanced radar that would be able to see the “stealthy” cargo ships and oil tanker. They are so stealthy for US navy.

    • PZIVJ

      Yes, many of these cargo ships are now being made with special radar absorbing materials.
      Along with also a thin rubber skin to reduce their acoustic signature like the subs use. So now even the towed sonar arrays are having trouble spotting them! :D

      • Jesus

        It is either crew ineptitude, or the navigational system is and radar were “hacked” by an advanced adversary. The circumstances of a previous collision are eerily similar.

        • Barba_Papa

          Did somebody say hacking?

          IT’S THE RUSSIANS’ FAULT!!!

          • Jesus

            The Chinese have the brain power and equipment to do something like that, after all this destroyer did go by one of their islands and violated Chinese territorial integrity.

          • Valery Grigoryev

            As usual… It was Putin swimming underwater with a huge harpoon:)

        • Likely the second. Distance control to keep the nose bloodied. Subtle warfare with total deniability. The advantage of being 25 years ahead in ‘jamming’ and other uses of scalar weapons.

          • Jesus

            I agree, Chinese are quite subtle and their EW capability is unknown and unadvertised.

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        I agree. I have also thought about the possibility that someone like perhaps ‘China’ maybe has paid off and carefully orchestrated these accidents through well planned intelligence.
        Not as an act to start war, but to avert war and show the US that someone else can also subtly play their games as well.
        As long as a few extra US ships are constantly kept from being operational for a strike on China, then perhaps the US never gets around to it.
        Same way Iran played with the US like when the announced to the world that they had just received S-300 system from another anonymous country. Then a few years later the US admitted they were fixing to attack Iran that week when the news leaked and the US had to go back to the drawing board.
        Iran never received it years ago, but yet it prevented the war though Israel and the US learned later they lied.
        My guess is this is a possibility. Perhaps even Russia lightly sharing intelligence with China to help pull of these ‘accidental’ collision.
        If so, I think it is very justified and is helping to avert war.
        I do not even think they mean for any sailors to die, they are simply trying to place important US ships in dock for many months of repair.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Liberians and Philippines have been working on using cargo freighters as stealth ships they travel at 13-14 knots so they are probably to stealthy for US radar and people on the obs deck.

      • Sephy

        I guess they have build some cargo ships that are not only stealthy in radar but also in the visual spectrum of light, that’s why navy sailors could not even see it coming. :)

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          White and red and black should no longer be used paint the paint them purple and pink and yellow that should get their attention.

  • martin aguilar

    Hope the US Navy continue with these accidents !! Better for world peace !

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Between 40%-65% of US military personal are actively on Sodium-Fluoride-based anti-depressant medications.
    Note: nearly every single anti-depressant is based on high concentrations of Sodium-Fluoride which is not naturally occurring anywhere in nature.
    Calcium-fluoride is safe, but Sodium-Fluoride is neural-toxin.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqstwfKGzPI

    • Solomon Krupacek

      you are simply idiot. sodium fluiride has no antidepressant effect. and the americans does not use it. your phyilosophy about ca or na fluoride is laughly

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        ‘Fluoxetine’ is a main ingredient found in Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, and over a dozen other mainline anti-depressants.
        If you are one of the millions of people taking Prozac you may have noticed that the generic name for Prozac is fluoxetine.
        It’s not a coincidence that the name sounds a lot like fluoride.
        Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs contain significant amounts of fluoride, including antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs.
        This is disturbing since fluoride can cause depression.
        Besides Prozac, other antidepressants that contain fluoride include Paxil, Zoloft, and Lexapro. (31)
        If you currently take one of these medications you may want to discuss switching to a fluoride-free antidepressant or try some natural ways to relieve depression instead.

        https://bebrainfit.com/fluoride-neurotoxin/

        • Solomon Krupacek

          guy, fluoxetine IS NOT sodium fluorde

          a see, your teacher of chemistry in elementary school did not teach. fluor and fluoride are different thinds :P

          be humble and go back to school.

          • Real Anti-Racist Action

            Fluoride exists as a negative ion (F-)(anion) that can combine with a positive ion (cation) to form stable compounds. This is what you will find it toothpaste and drinking water. The other one is elemental fluorine, a highly reactive, poisonous, pale yellow gas of the same base fluoride.

            Many modern pharmaceuticals (e.g. Prozac, Paxil) contain “organofluorines.” An organofluorine is a chemical compound that contains both carbon and fluorine. organofluorine is a main form of fluoride that has been bonded with carbon.

          • IH8Lies

            Good post.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            bullshit.

            go back to school to learn elementary vocabulary of chemistry.

    • Antonio Carlos Jr Zamith

      you’re mental patient

  • Solomon Krupacek

    interesting. ship, whicjh can see bullett, is not able to see tanker. pfff! and with strong engine, which allows hard maneuveres.

    or china develops tank(er) flett against america. always is hit the us navy by chinese civilians. second time. what is this?

    once is happenstance.
    twice is coincidence.
    the third time it’s enemy action.

    on the photo is the damaged us ship

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/96e6d5a000cc7b07fba4d65275312bb8039dcd604b0c031cd3c007f1ea8d937e.jpg

    • Valery Grigoryev

      They rely on automatics too much, neglecting personnel’s qualification.

  • FlorianGeyer

    The US navy should all run back to their Safe Places in their Safe Bases where they can undergo trauma counselling.
    After millions of $ spent on an inquiry into these crashes bugger all will change except more paperwork, when the real answer is to ‘ Look where you are going and be aware of whats around you ‘. Its all quite simple really :) OR ‘ Stop playing soldiers where you are not wanted and fuck off home’.

    I sincerely hope that the ship is scrap now.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      you, russian guy don tell nothing :) your pilots are not able to land on own ship, and the aircraft career is fueled by …. C O A L :DDDDDD
      18th century! :DDD

      • FlorianGeyer

        At least my English language skills are better than yours Solomon :)

        • Solomon Krupacek

          yes, the language skills is the last hope of idiots :DDDDDDD

          • FlorianGeyer

            You wrote “skills is the last ” Solomon.
            The correct wording is of course ‘ skills are the last ‘.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    it was so. there was a flood of whiskey.

    the crew formed groups. 1 told, correct word is whisky, second that whiskey. botth groups hat to and won the group where the last man was not drunk into unconsciousness.

  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    This the same expression as worn by deer when your headlights hit them.

  • Ned Carbine

    The US Navy has to figure out that China is paying-off merchant ships to hit Navy ships in retaliation for navigating the ocean that China claims it now owns. US Navy is led by lightweights.

  • sam_koll

    Have the S. Korean war games happened? My Take is if they Have not, It would be a good excuse to avoid them taking place. That way Trump etc save face and avoid pushing N.Korea to retaliate

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  • sam_koll

    what happened??? the quote from the article has =””” all over it

  • VGA

    I propose the names USS Brain Tumor. Or maybe USS Fake Republican.

  • Igor Dano

    Us navigation does not work.
    Russians fried their electronics, like on the Donald Cook in Black See 2 years ago?

  • Antonio Carlos Jr Zamith

    Alert! GPS IN DANGER.

    Fascist Russia didn’t lose your touch of KGB and GRU. All military and
    civilian ships will have to use astrolabe now. I’m glad that the Russians used
    before a war

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2143499-ships-fooled-in-gps-spoofing-attack-suggest-russian-cyberweapon/