Re: US Navy ship strikes reef because of incorrect charts
The upside is that most minesweepers are made with non-ferrous hulls -- so the damage to the reef probably is somewhat less than it would have been if it had been struck by a steel hulled vessel.
There are going to be several folks who take hits along with the skipper -- the XO, the quartermaster, the watch officer...
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