Matthew Harper, CDR USN (Ret.)

USS Fitzgerald

A Possible Scenario for the USS Fitzgerald Collision

By Matthew Harper, CDR USN (Ret.) 2017-07-31 16:38:46

How could USS Fitzgerald allow itself to be hit by ACX Crystal in open water, in clear weather conditions and in relatively light traffic? I am as stunned as both experienced mariners and the average person alike and will not claim to know the answer. I hope that some mitigating factor comes to light, but I am afraid that it will be a relatively simple answer, human error.  I have endeavored to construct a scenario that could explain the chain...

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