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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkd View Post
    Initial reports from the investigation are faulting the Fitzgerald.

    http://www.wxii12.com/article/initia...ision/10339277
    Even if the tanker was actively trying to ram the destroyer it would be their fault. There is no scenario that has the watchstanders doing their jobs that allow a tanker within a mile in open water. CIC should have them on radar, starboard lookout should have them with binoculars and the OOD should have them on the radio ascertaining their intentions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin99 View Post
    Even if the tanker was actively trying to ram the destroyer it would be their fault. There is no scenario that has the watchstanders doing their jobs that allow a tanker within a mile in open water. CIC should have them on radar, starboard lookout should have them with binoculars and the OOD should have them on the radio ascertaining their intentions.
    I can't even imagine what was happening on the bridge of the Fitzgerald that allowed this to happen.

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