Grammatron wrote:It sounds like everyone on the bridge was not doing their job. I find that hard to believe but I am completely ignorant of how the Navy works.
Three (sometimes more, never less) on the bridge.
One lookout port. One starboard, one aft. (always that)
Three (sometimes more, never less) in CIC
9 in total. 8 would have seen it had they looked.
The only guy in the clear is the lookout on the port side.
Figuring 15 knots closing (and it was much less), horizon at 8 miles, at least for about a half hour. Probably 2 hours or more.
I cannot fathom.
Maybe there were 50 other ships on the scope.
I didn't consider that.
Maybe they were playing Dodge Ship?
But then, where's the skipper, the XO, The DCA, anyfuckingbody that got woke by the fuck up by the collision alarm that did not sound
I'm going to put my best sailor cap on and give everyone the benefit of the doubt. The OOD was a newbie. He was indeed playing Dodge the Boat with multiple contacts around him. He didn't want to wake the skipper because he didn't want to look like a newbie. (that's the skipper's fault, btw. his too but he is a newbie)
What about the senior officer in CIC? He could have woke up the skipper. It's his job too. He could have pulled the collision alarm as well. WTF.
Somebody is going to go to prison.
I want them to be in a cell with Abdul.
ETA: and ed. Somebody needs to make fun of abdul's gay buggery.