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#1 Classic defense evaluation probe. Also adds more stress to Maduro. Win Win.
Posted by Ebbavirt Clunk4147 2019-05-14 00:34||
#2 What the hell is the Coast Guard doing down near Venezuela? Smugglers? Or just taunting them for sport?
Posted by SteveS 2019-05-14 01:11||
#3 Send the Cajun Navy.
Posted by Ebbavirt Clunk4147 2019-05-14 02:11||
#4 What the hell is the Coast Guard doing down near Venezuela?
In the guise of drug interdiction route of interest profiling the CG vessel could be providing a SONAR shadow for an accompanying submersible.
Not a lot of detail about location, but the CG vessel could have dropped a hull attached cache of ... for future SEAL retrieval.
The CG may have simply been on a refresh sounding mission for near future engagement exploitation.
A moving beacon of known size and location may have been used for 'ground truthing' other sensor assets.
The OOD may have been drunk.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-05-14 06:13||
#5 Send the Cajun Navy.
Over in a week.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-05-14 11:21||
#6 *Shrug* Different countries claim different coastal waters. The US normally only acknowledges the 12-mile limit while some countries claim up to 300 miles... Nothing-burger story.
Posted by magpie 2019-05-14 18:07||
#7 There's roughly 100 miles between Venezuela's Exclusive Economic Zone and the US's (courtesy of the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico). Not particularly surprising that a Coast Guard vessel should be in the region, given the number of Venezuelans fleeing the country for places with functioning economies (e.g. Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands). I'd expect the Coast Guard to be pretty busy interdicting vessels trying to smuggle Venezuelans in. In fact, there should be quite a bunch of Coast Guard vessels there because of the sheer desperation of a good chunk of the Venezuelan populace.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2019-05-14 23:19||