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post #32 of Old 01-22-2013
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Re: US Navy ship strikes reef because of incorrect charts

Be wary of a rush to judgment. It is obvious to me we do not yet have the whole story, and probably never will. The Captain's response to take warnings and protests up with the embassy makes me wonder if they were conducting operations in the area rather than simply transiting.

I am not surprised that the USN would prevent the local rangers from boarding the stricken ship. Even the lowly minesweep has classified equipment and material.

Tom

T. P. Donnelly
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1984 Islander 30 Bahama
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