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Old 04-10-2010, 05:03 PM
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Default As the CIC goes; so goes his military!!!
iPranged a Submarine

Crunch ... damage on sub after crash

Published: Today

A US nuclear sub rammed another ship causing nearly 60MILLION damage - while its navigator was listening to his iPod.

Sailors aboard the USS Hartford had also rigged up loudspeakers so they could play MUSIC on duty, an official report found last night.

All at sea ... USS New Orleans before being rammed by the sub

Sonar operators and radio men were missing from their posts. Others drove the attack sub while "with one hand on the controls and their shoes off", it said.
The report slammed the navigator, who was listening to his iPod in his cabin while revising for an exam at the time.

Touch dear ... iPod blamed

The captain, Commander Ryan Brookhart, was relieved of his duties after the Navy found that more than 30 errors, - including "an informal atmosphere" and "a weak command" - led to the "avoidable accident".
Fifteen sailors on the Hartford were injured when it hit the transport ship USS New Orleans in the Persian Gulf in March 2009.
Navy chiefs approved a whopping 57million repair bill for the Hartford and another 1.5million for the New Orleans. ...

Where was the sonar operator??? Will all the branches of the US military begin to mirror their CIC's ineptitude in job performance??? Let's hope not!!!

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Old 04-10-2010, 08:27 PM
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Is this what obamas military have come to??
between this and the latest video on wikileaks of us attak helicopters attaking civilians along with his nuke strategy it wonnt be long before all Americans middle names are hussein
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:20 PM
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This change in professional nature of us military can only bring ill feelings. In future there will be a time to change or go beyond repair.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:01 AM
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I don't think this can pinned on CIC, strictly the ship Commander's fault. A ship's captain's word is divine on a nuclear sub, clearly this Commander was inefficient in many areas including discipline. BTW this incident happened last year IIRC, wonder why they published it now.

Anyway, that Commander screwed up his entire career. Captain slots are very limited in Navy and the slightest mistake ruins your chances of promotion, let alone slamming your sub into something .
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