Saturday, June 17, 2017

#FITZ : Saga of the Seven Sailors--POETRY BY JC LANGELLE (C) 2017 CC #FITZGERALD

As POTUS tweeted from his retreat at  Camp David
Wondering if the special prosecutor was going to hand him an affidavit
Over some menial Beltway investigation
And his supporters held their breath across the nation

Out on the high seas off the coast of Japan
The impossible had just somehow happened
A cargo ship from the Philippines
With a load of sushi and fake blue jeans

Approached  one of the US Navy's vessels
Armed to the teeth with cruise missiles
The cargo ship proceeded to collide
With a midship starboard broadside

With a gaping hole in poured the ocean
In the middle of all the commotion
The Fitz managed to get underway
As the Captain gave orders for anchors aweigh.

But upon doing a muster of the crew
All hands on deck and this means you
It turned up that a number of sailors were gone
And a search was called at the break of dawn.

The waters were scoured from the sea and the sky
As POTUS at Camp David could only wonder why
He tweeted he hoped they would soon be found
But everybody knew the seven had drowned.

A day went by and it soon went to two
Then what was feared suddenly came true
It was hard to imagine what their lives were worth
When they were found dead in a flooded berth.

So let the politicians in their pompous arena
Continue with their game of subpoena
Let them all have congressional hearings
That amount to nothing but television ratings.

Let them forget when it drops off the news
Who's minding the store and paying the dues
Let the rich wine and dine at the Ritz
The rest of us will remember who died on the Fitz.







FWD,  "JC", SCULLERY, 27RLT, DODGE CITY


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--

USS FITZGERAL ACX CRYSTAL--Cargo Ship Course, Speed--POINT OF IMPACT

IMMEDIATE RELEASE--ATTN USN BD/R


(LZ Danang)-- Review of speed, course at My Ship Tracking indicates the cargo ship was enroute approx. 7-8 KN at impact, roughly 10 MPH.
Use link below, enter "ACX Crystal", dialogue box will show tracking path with speeds, course, dates, etc.


http://www.myshiptracking.com/







Time probably UTC, unverified--


REF FWD "JC" SCULLERY--CONTINUANCE

USS FITZGERALD ACX CRYSTAL--Cargo Ship Itinerary--PORT OF ORIGIN, JAPAN TO TOKYO

IMMEDIATE RELEASE--ATTN USN BD REVIEW--

(LZ 410 Danang)--  Following details of the cargo ship that collided with the US destroyer on the high seas SW Japan--

MY SHIP TRACKING-- Enter "ACX Crystal), it will indicate ship moored, Tokyo.
Dialog box prompt for 3-day track which will bring up the port of origin--

http://www.myshiptracking.com/  


Note prior to collision,  below Oshima Island where the ship reverses course before continuing to sail northeast, where the collision occurred above the island.


PORT OF ORIGIN--STILL FRAME, GOOGLE EARTH--



Track indicates transponder operating efficiently on the cargo vessel and it appears to be in designated shipping lane..


FWD ALL DATA SCULLERY, E-1 JC--CONTINUANCE--

USS FITZGERALD -- ACX CRYSTAL-- High Seas Collision..!!--3D Simulated Imagery--ATTN USN BOARD OF REVIEW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--

(LX410 Danang)-- Following latest imagery of the high seas collision off SW coast Japan involving a US Navy destroyer and a Philippine flagged container ship--






CARGO SHIP COURSE PLOT FOLLOWING COLLISION--

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:139.4/centery:35.2/zoom:9








HYPOTHESIS 001)--Indications from angle of collision are that Navy vessel attempted to cut across the path of the cargo ship as damage to the destroyer is midship, broadside, starboard.

The container vessel damage is on the port bow. It also appears that, from early data gathered from Marine Traffic, which monitors the locations and courses of commercial vessels, the ACX Crystal was in a designated shipping lane.

The injured Captain of the destroyer was immediately airlifted from the crippled vessel and sequestered away, probably for debriefing and preventing the long arm of the media to interfere or draw speculation as to what happened....

HYPOTHESIS 002)-- The cargo ship deliberately rammed the destroyer.

FWD DATA USN ACCIDENT REVIEW BOARD---CONTINUANCE--





USS FITZGERALD-ACX CRYSTAL COLLISION--Cargo Ship Current Position, Moored--MARITIME VESSEL TRACKING, GOOGLE MAP

IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- MARINE TRAFFIC

(LZ410 Danang)--Following updated data on the Philippine cargo ship involved in the high seas incident--



Position Received: 5 minutes ago (2017-06-17 14:22 (UTC))
Vessel's Local Time: 2017-06-17 23:22 (UTC +9)
Area: JAPAN - Japan Coast
Latitude / Longitude: 35.60032° / 139.77°
Status: Moored
Speed/Course: 0.0kn / -
AIS Source: 2793 R I

http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:722169/mmsi:548789000/imo:9360611/vessel:ACX_CRYSTAL

GOOGLE MAP OF previous course from location of collision to moored status--

 


STANDOWN OPS UNTIL FURTHER DATA AVAILABLE--

Friday, June 16, 2017

USS FITZGERALD--ACX CRYSTAL COLLISION--Cargo Ship Current Position, Course--MARINE TRAFFIC PLOT ON GOOGLE MAP

IMMEDIATE RELEASE--

(LZ410 Danang)--  Following data plotted from the Marine Traffic page indicates the current position and course of the cargo ship involved in the collision--



Vessel's Local Time: 2017-06-17 10:31 (UTC +9)
Latitude / Longitude: 34.85966°n / 139.4781°e

Vessel's Local Time: 2017-06-17 11:10 (UTC +9)
 
GOOGLE MAP PLOT--
 

 


.. CARRY ON WITH PLOTTING COURSE--

USS FITZGERALD COLLISION--Cargo Ship Current Position--MARINE TRAFFIC TRANSPONDER SIGNAL

IMMEDIATE RELEASE--

(Hadong Bridge detail)-- following reported by the marinetraffic.com page of 2nd vessel in collision--Latest Position

In Range

Position Received: 2 minutes ago (2017-06-17 01:31 (UTC))
Vessel's Local Time: 2017-06-17 10:31 (UTC +9)
Area: JAPAN - Japan Coast
Latitude / Longitude: 34.85966° / 139.4781°
Status: Not Under Command
Speed/Course: 0.1kn / -
LOCATION ON GOOGLE MAP--

https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B051'34.8%22N+139%C2%B028'41.2%22E/@35.2009235,139.4607579,255741m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d34.85966!4d139.4781?hl=en