Saturday, June 17, 2017

USS FITZGERALD ACX CRYSTAL--Cargo Ship, Lost, Course Error/Correction--OUT OF THE SHIPPING LANE

IMMEDIATE RELEASE--USN BD/R

(LZ 410 Danang)--Clearly, the cargo ship missed its navigational (way)point below Oshima Island and made its course correction as indicated by the plot history. Instead of  making the course adjustment that would have placed the ship back on track, it reversed course momentarily below Oshima Island and attempted to correct.






Instead, the decision was made on the bridge to return to the course that would take it below Oshima and pick up the lane on the way into Tokyo. Result, it collided with the destroyer.

Another aspect for speculation is that the abrupt change of course alerted the maritime authorities and the destroyer was dispatched to hail the bridge of the Crystal and get it intentions.


ATTN SCULLERY JC, FURTHER ANALYSIS--CONTINUANCE--

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