30 Nov '17, 9pm

Navy cites another failure of the basics in Lake Champlain collision.

The cruiser Lake Champlain’s May collision with a South Korean fishing vessel did not result in the extensive damage or loss of life that followed other collisions this year in the West Pacific waters of the 7th Fleet command. But like the disasters involving the destroyers Fitzgerald and John S. McCain that killed 17 sailors this summer, a Navy report on the Lake Champlain released Wednesday found yet another failure of basic operations. “The LAKE CHAMPLAIN crew was ultimately unprepared for the situation in which they found themselves through a lack of preparation, ineffective command and control, and deficiencies in training,” the report states. Navy crews at fault in fatal collisions, investigations find Two accidents that claimed the lives of 17 sailors resulted from complete breakdowns in standard Navy procedures and poor decision making by officers and sailors on th...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2017/11/30/navy-...

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