Witness wrote:Rob Lister wrote:From the McCain report
Is it a matter of tradition that all looks so diffuse?
It's just a diagram of the bridge. Diffuse? I don't know what you mean.
(And a direct hit there and you lose a dozen essential people.)
Nobody is essential. A dozen lessers are waiting below decks. (((Edit maybe three or four dozen but with each dozen you get less knowledgeable until you get me, And I would kill thousands with my incompetence)))
I would have imagined that most of the navigation was done with some joystick-like gizmo, with backups elsewhere.
That is true, and if you read the report you'll get an understanding of that. There is an Aft Steering. Same setup as the bridge but below decks in the aft of the ship. The joystick-like gizmo is actually the issue here. Nobody, including the skipper and all his primary subordinates, understood the User Interface of said joystick-like gizmo. They should have. Hence, death of many.
The skipper [ordered] the steering and throttle split between two different workstations who sit right beside each other on the bridge.
That was done [improperly] and without informing the person that was actually steering the ship. He thought he lost control of steering when it was actually sent to the guy sitting right [fucking] beside him.
[though not in the report specifically it is my estimation that the Conning Officer did that incorrectly and transferred both to the second guy, who had not a clue]
But because that guy wasn't trained any better than the first guy [or the skipper] the helm thought he lost lost steering [the second guy actually had it but didn't know it].
They then transferred steering to Aft but he took a while to actually get there (he should have already been there) and they jumped the gun and transferred it back and forth until somebody (the BMOW) figured out that no-fucking-body was steering the ship.
Nobody was qualified. Bottom line.
And people died.
How can all that happen? Not a clue to be had by reading the report. It *must* be a washed version.