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 Post subject: Re: US Navy Turns on AIS
Unread postPosted: September 24, 2017, 9:51 pm 
Greenshirt wrote:
Turning on when transiting restricted waterways makes sense.

This however is irrelevant to the terrible watchstanding that caused the mccain and fitzgerald incidents.


It might not be irrelevant.

Their refusal to broadcast AIS and their purposely diminished radar signatures (as in "stealth" construction/coatings) didn't give their merchant shipping "opponents" a reliable chance to be able to say "oh-oh, there's a US Navy ship, they probably aren't paying attention and may not abide by navigation rules, so we better give them some extra room and take additional care to avoid contact."


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 Post subject: Re: US Navy Turns on AIS
Unread postPosted: September 23, 2017, 5:12 pm 
Turning on when transiting restricted waterways makes sense.

This however is irrelevant to the terrible watchstanding that caused the mccain and fitzgerald incidents.


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 Post subject: US Navy Turns on AIS
Unread postPosted: September 22, 2017, 8:58 pm 
Some will say it's about time:

http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2017/09/us-n . -band-aid/

It's about time.


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