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2009-02-09 Home Front: WoT
Navy to return early tomorrow to dislodge USS Port Royal
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Posted by Steve White 2009-02-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6503 views ]  Top

#1 The Navy plans to remove the ship's anchor and the chains, which will lighten the ship by about 40 tons and remove the 800-tons of sea water that is inside the hull to stabilize the ship,

I thought keeping the pumps running would have been standard procedure?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-02-09 01:18||   2009-02-09 01:18|| Front Page Top

#2 "The ships' Captain is now being flogged around the fleet'."
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-02-09 09:13||   2009-02-09 09:13|| Front Page Top

#3 sounds like it's time for someone too retire, wonder if they will take this out of his pension
Posted by rabid whitetail 2009-02-09 09:39||   2009-02-09 09:39|| Front Page Top

#4 Thing,

I'm guessing that's ballast not bilge.
Posted by Hellfish 2009-02-09 12:31||   2009-02-09 12:31|| Front Page Top

#5 This wouldn't be happening if The One had not stopped the rise of the oceans.
Posted by SteveS 2009-02-09 14:07||   2009-02-09 14:07|| Front Page Top

#6 ...unloosen it.

Who wrote this, a three year old?
Posted by Parabellum 2009-02-09 15:57||   2009-02-09 15:57|| Front Page Top

#7 She's off...

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The Navy on Monday freed the $1 billion guided missile cruiser that had been stuck for more than three days since it ran aground close to the coast of Honolulu.

The USS Port Royal was pulled off a rock and sand shoal at around 2 a.m. after crews removed about 500 tons of water and 100 tons of anchors and other equipment to lighten the vessel, the Navy said in a statement.

The removal by a salvage ship and seven tug boats took about 40 minutes.
Posted by tu3031 2009-02-09 16:17||   2009-02-09 16:17|| Front Page Top

#8 Glad to see it off, but I feel for that poor ship's captain. His career isn't just over, it's DEAD. He won't even be invited to reunions.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2009-02-09 17:15|| http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]">[http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]  2009-02-09 17:15|| Front Page Top

#9 Is it appropriate to recite a few verses of the "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" for our dear departed career officer?
Posted by James Carville 2009-02-09 18:18||   2009-02-09 18:18|| Front Page Top

#10 Not the US Navies finest hour.
Posted by Bright Pebbles the flatulent 2009-02-09 18:53||   2009-02-09 18:53|| Front Page Top

#11 Glad to see it off, but I feel for that poor ship's captain. His career isn't just over, it's DEAD. He won't even be invited to reunions.

I'd be willing to bet that the XO and Navigator are toast as well...and assuming the Navigator billet's a LCDR or senior LT, he probably doesn't have his 20 years in, either.
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2009-02-09 22:48||   2009-02-09 22:48|| Front Page Top

#12 Grounding = End of career.
Posted by OldSpook 2009-02-09 22:53||   2009-02-09 22:53|| Front Page Top

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