Something smells about the media story re: USS Fitzgerald

Collision?  A Navy Vessel with the latest in technology gets rammed in her gut by a container ship. Am I the only one thinking this sure doesn’t make a lot of sense. Apparently not since American Thinker  shares the view too.Here tis:

we have to consider the possibility of an asymmetric warfare attack designed to disable missile defense of a carrier strike group, as North Korea demonstrates the ability to make exactly such attacks on a multibillion dollar warship carrying thousands of sailors.

Under no circumstances should a US Navy vessel possibly be damaged by a container ship at sea. Multiple systems exist to prevent this. Even CNN is noticing how little we know about the catastrophe that took the lives of seven sailors and almost caused a powerful warship to founder.Is there any substance to this – that the ACX Crystal disabled protective systems and rammed the Fitzgerald at high speed aimed at critical facilities? (evident from the damage)


Brian Joondeph yesterday noted how the media have distorted what really happened, by reporting a “collision,” as if the ships randomly bumped each other in the fog or something. The truth is that the ACX Crystal, a ship with murky provenance, into the Fitzgerald with calamitous results:

[Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin of the 7th fleet] described the damage as “extensive,” adding that there was a big puncture and gash below the waterline on one side of the ship. He also said three compartments were severely damaged.

“The ship is salvageable … [it] will require some significant repair,” Aucoin said. “You will see the USS Fitzgerald back … It will take months, hopefully under a year.”

Here is what a mother wrote to us at American Thinker:

My son is assigned to the USS Fitzgerald. I am unable to share his rate with you.

The information is short and not so sweet. The implications are disturbing.

The ship is registered in the Philippines. We do not know who the owner is. The container ship neither had its running lights or transponder on. That is an action taken willfully. Furthermore, for the container ship to strike with such accuracy is troublesome. Given what some have done with cars in Europe, what a feather in the cap it would be to sink a U.S. Navy warship. Think on that.

My son missed being washed out to sea by the blink of an eye. He was on his way to one of the berthing areas that was rammed.

Yes, language is important. “Rammed” is the perfect word.

Loving and Concerned Navy Mother



24 Responses to “Something smells about the media story re: USS Fitzgerald”

  1. The Savage Nation - Michael Savage - June 19, 2017 Full Show - Watcher of Weasels Says:

    […] Monday performs an autopsy on the talking points surrounding the collision, correction “ramming” of the USS Fitzgerald and the and ACX Crystal, a 29,000-ton container ship flagged in the […]

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  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    I am glad you wrote about this. There is something wrong with this whole story and the media of course is not asking questions. I find it hard to believe this was an accident, I also find it hard to believe a US ship could be blindsided like this. I don’t know what is going on here but something is very fishy.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      There are reports of a U turn by the Container ship and came back around. Fox had it, then it dropped off… either way, talk about the perfect place to ram it.


  3. John Liming Says:

    The sudden u-turn seems to be calculated and the fact that none of the avoidance technology of either ship was effective makes this a truly frightening scenario. The fact that the owners of the ship that did the ramming are being coy is another cause for concern. I think the United States needs to commandeer that damned ship and find out what it is hiding if anything.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I am with you John…fishy to say the least. As I posited, could have been a test. And might have worked. They have to use more than radar. Heck our cars don’t use radar I would think….

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      • John Liming Says:

        Using container ships as rams could also be the new weapon of choice for terrorists … in the same vein as using vans and trucks to smash into crowds of people.


  4. Mustang Says:

    It is hard for me to imagine that our advanced technology failed to reveal approaching danger. I doubt if we will ever know the result of the naval inquiry, but I do suspect that the ship’s commanding officer will be heading toward a desk until retirement. I understand that at the moments leading up to collision, he was on the bridge.

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  6. Simply Linda Says:

    Fox has since taken this off.. but, it was first reported that the Phillipino ship made a sharp u turn with only 25 miles in between and rammed the Navy ship. Something is def. fishy. About the not finding the bodies, they were in their berths, sleeping and that was the side it was hit on. I was also reading that a young man phoned his mother and she is all over the news…someone needs to have a talking too–no such info ought to get out. Loose lips sink ships, no pun intended. Hubby says the captain will be court martialed, regardless of the outcome of whose is at fault.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I saw that too as well..I doubt we will ever get the true may have been some sort of test. New tech that can block the Navy’s navigation system, radar or the like. Heck, our cars can tell us when we are too close to other cars. Put the brakes on…

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      • Simply Linda Says:

        well… One thing is certain, we will never know… my husband said it could be terrorism—purposely done . I’m upset by that young man talking to his mother—loose lips…he needs to have a talking too..I understand wanting to talk to your kid/parent…but sometimes, you just can’t…and that is not being stressed. Cell phones off, period. End of discussion. wink.

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  7. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    The reports are so conflicting. One said the container ship, Japanese owned and Philippine registered, was berthed at a pier! The Fitzgerald would have had to thrust sideways!
    Many people assumed the missing sailors were washed overboard. They were only ever reported missing.
    In a severely damaged ship with compartments closed to keep afloat, opening the bulkhead to look for bodies is a low priority.
    I await the inquiry, and there may be sensitive information never released.

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  8. Hootin' Anni Says:

    First off, you can find out who OWNS the ship, and where it’s registered [often the owner and the ‘registration’ are two different countries] simply by going out to FleetMon and typing in the name and the IMO number. Secondly, ANYTHING with war looming, is curious. Sadly the 7 sailors died, and another curious thing…they were ‘missing’ and then FOUND aboard ship? Hours of searching the water, and no one thought to explore the ship for bodies? Why? Why did it take them so long? Things that make you go …..’hmmmmmm’.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks… I figured this one should be up your alley having tracked that super tanker for days! I checked Wikipedia which gave an obtuse history of the ship.. I thought the same thing about the search. If they were in their sleeping area how would they get out in the water unless this story was just a smoke screen, but then I don’t believe much of anything from the MSM.

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