Originally Posted by GeorgeDog
Marine Investigation Report M94W0078
This is irrelevant to a question about American subs. Your friend was at fault in this collision. I seriously doubt the claim that the Chilean crew was thoroughly drunk.
What your politics have to do with a crew drinking on their own time is a complete mystery.
thanks a lot for linking to the accident report. From the report it is as clear as can be that the collision was the fault of the yacht's operator.
I have A LOT of esteem for you as a boat designer. However, if you cannot present evidence supporting your claim that the sub crew was drunk, this is nothing but slander.
From my own experience in the navy, it is inconceivable that any crew involved in the operation of a naval vessel in difficult traffic conditions is 'drunk.'