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BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!

 
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BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Overall damage still being evaluated, collision not combat related, says U.S. Navy.

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08/12/2012 08:19 AM
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
i would be totally gutted if i was in the US navy. That is one badass ship and now its out of action for a very long time.
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
On CNN now too!
No one was injured thankfully!

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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
It's not so bad ass now.
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
i would be totally gutted if i was in the US navy. That is one badass ship and now its out of action for a very long time.
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It would be interesting to hear the details of the collision. When was the last time something like this happened?

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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
It's not so bad ass now.
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US Navy says "the ship is able to operate under its own power."
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
How people manage to collide two ships?
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
How people manage to collide two ships?
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1dunno1
Especially with a tanker. They are not that tiny. Tanker was operating under Panamanian flag.
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
SFGATE states that the collision left a gaping hole in the starboard side of USS Porter.

Last collison in the straits happened 3 years ago.

Three years ago, The USS Hartford, a nuclear-powered submarine based in Groton, Conn., collided in the Strait with the USS New Orleans, a San Diego-based amphibious ship.


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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Oman: Hormuz shipping lanes not affected by collision

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08/12/2012 09:03 AM
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
With all the advanced radar and sonar technologies, not to mention the proximity sensors...how in God's name does a destroyer collide with a tanker ?

This is the 21 century guys, there are a shitload of electronics and all sorts of measures to prevent this kind of thing from occurring...either the crew on the bridge was asleep or drunk or something is very fishy here !
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
With all the advanced radar and sonar technologies, not to mention the proximity sensors...how in God's name does a destroyer collide with a tanker ?

This is the 21 century guys, there are a shitload of electronics and all sorts of measures to prevent this kind of thing from occurring...either the crew on the bridge was asleep or drunk or something is very fishy here !
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Agreed! Something smells fishy here. Panama is under Chinese influence, could we have a conspiracy here?
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Video i found in another thread showing the damage on the warship(thnx fuchyou).

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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Is this destroyer totally out of commission ?

The war with Iran hasn't even started yet and the US loses a destroyer ?

What will happen to the other big US ships in that narrow strait when the bombs start falling ? uhoh
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Oman: Hormuz shipping lanes not affected by collision

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hormuzs

kitty It's actually a very crowded pair of shipping lanes and oil tankers cannot turn on a dime. fish
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wtf

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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Is this destroyer totally out of commission ?

The war with Iran hasn't even started yet and the US loses a destroyer ?

What will happen to the other big US ships in that narrow strait when the bombs start falling ? uhoh
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1dpanic
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Oman: Hormuz shipping lanes not affected by collision

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hormuzs

kitty It's actually a very crowded pair of shipping lanes and oil tankers cannot turn on a dime. fish
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True! Wouldn't make sense for the warship to make the turn though? WTF happened there.
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
i would be totally gutted if i was in the US navy. That is one badass ship and now its out of action for a very long time.
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lol It is an Arleigh Burke class destroyer we have 70 of these nothing to worry about limey!!!. Unlike the queen's fleet we have plenty of ships to go around.
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Video i found in another thread showing the damage on the warship(thnx fuchyou).


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yw, hf
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Video i found in another thread showing the damage on the warship(thnx fuchyou).


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yw, hf
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hf
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
True! Wouldn't make sense for the warship to make the turn though? WTF happened there.
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blumerl I'm taking a guess here so don't anyone get mad at me if I'm wrong. The tankers Japanese, the Japanese have been how shall we say "a bit reluctant to go along with the US lead oil embargo."

I'd not be all that surprised if it was carrying Iranian crude and the USA was sending a message.

Also historically the Japanese owe the US a pay back for the oil, scrap iron and other embargo's that they placed on Japan prior to WWII.
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
i would be totally gutted if i was in the US navy. That is one badass ship and now its out of action for a very long time.
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lol It is an Arleigh Burke class destroyer we have 70 of these nothing to worry about limey!!!. Unlike the queen's fleet we have plenty of ships to go around.
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So this wasn't one of your topnotch ships ?

Well that's a relief, but still it's sad that the US loses a destroyer before the war even began !
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
True! Wouldn't make sense for the warship to make the turn though? WTF happened there.
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blumerl I'm taking a guess here so don't anyone get mad at me if I'm wrong. The tankers Japanese, the Japanese have been how shall we say "a bit reluctant to go along with the US lead oil embargo."

I'd not be all that surprised if it was carrying Iranian crude and the USA was sending a message.

Also historically the Japanese owe the US a pay back for the oil, scrap iron and other embargo's that they placed on Japan prior to WWII.
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It's a good theory for me, Japanese want out of US influence for some time now.
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Let's just say I'm somewhat of a Navy expert and I know these Arleigh Burke-class destroyer well and I know about Navy procedures.

I'm dumbfounded by this incident (refuse to call it accident) this class of ships are very maneuverable and while going thru the straits due to how busy the channel is they would of had observers on deck.
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
i would be totally gutted if i was in the US navy. That is one badass ship and now its out of action for a very long time.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1546575


lol It is an Arleigh Burke class destroyer we have 70 of these nothing to worry about limey!!!. Unlike the queen's fleet we have plenty of ships to go around.
 Quoting: Ready2bugout AKA R2B BOB


So what's your theory on the situation? I recall seeing a post that you said you were in the navy (i think), so your opinion is valuable and appreciated.
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Let's just say I'm somewhat of a Navy expert and I know these Arleigh Burke-class destroyer well and I know about Navy procedures.

I'm dumbfounded by this incident (refuse to call it accident) this class of ships are very maneuverable and while going thru the straits due to how busy the channel is they would of had observers on deck.
 Quoting: Ready2bugout AKA R2B BOB


Posted the same time. Thnx for your view, something smells fishy here indeed.
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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
i would be totally gutted if i was in the US navy. That is one badass ship and now its out of action for a very long time.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1546575


lol It is an Arleigh Burke class destroyer we have 70 of these nothing to worry about limey!!!. Unlike the queen's fleet we have plenty of ships to go around.
 Quoting: Ready2bugout AKA R2B BOB


So this wasn't one of your topnotch ships ?

Well that's a relief, but still it's sad that the US loses a destroyer before the war even began !
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21786670


It is a very good modern destroyer I'm just saying we have 70 of this class of ship

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Re: BREAKING: USS Porter collides with Japanese-owned tanker near Strait of Hormuz!
Tanker was bound for UAE port of Fujairah from Mesaieed in Qatar, according to ship tracking websites.
So maybe has no connection with Iranian oil.


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08/12/2012 10:12 AM
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Kamikaze attack?
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Kamikaze attack?
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