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    Every Bounty Hunter’s Ship
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    Every Bounty Hunter’s Ship

    January 24, 2020

    The Bounty Hunters of Star Wars have always been a fan favorite faction. And I think that all started with that scene in The Empire Strikes Back. 6 mysterious characters all with cool and unique designs, five of which wouldn’t be heavily featured in the films ever again. I remember being a kid soaking up as much information about them as I could and I became particularly fascinated with their ships. So today that’s what I’ll be talking about: the ships of the Bounty Hunters from The Empire Strikes Back. Let’s get the obvious one out of the way: the Slave One. Boba Fett’s ship was a modified Firespray 31 Class patrol and attack craft. It was first owned by Jango Fett, but it passed to Boba after his death. In the midst of the Clone Wars, Boba was arrested and the ship wound up in the hands of the Pirate, Hondo Ohnaka, who repainted it. It’s currently unknown how he got the Slave One back but it was in Fett’s possession again by the end of the Clone Wars. It was armed with laser cannons, blaster cannons, seismic charges, ion cannons, and launchers for proton torpedoes and concussion missiles. In Legends, the ship was an experimental police craft for the prison moon Oovo IV. Oovo IV is still canon having been mentioned in the book Thrawn and the reference book Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know also says the Slave One was first used there, but that book has some known inconsistencies, so that may or may not still be true. Bossk’s ship was a modified YV-666 light freighter, known as the Hound’s Tooth. It is a canon ship thanks to its appearances in The Clone Wars and the book, Ezra’s Gamble, but not much is actually known about it so I’ll shift over to Legends for more details. The Ship was armed with a laser cannon turret, an ion cannon, and a concussion missile launcher. The interior included a training chamber, an armory, a medical bay, and a prison. The prison was a pretty bleak place where Bossk kept his trophy collection and a skinning table for Wookiee captives. The rest of the ships have only been shown in Legends material so far. Dengar owned a Jumpmaster 5000 that he called the Punishing One. Originally a Stock Transport, Dengar modified it to hold a quad laser cannon, an ion cannon, and a proton torpedo launcher. The laser cannon was operated by a permanently installed R2 unit so Dengar could concentrate on flying. It was a smaller ship, classified as a Starfighter, and did not carry any holding cells because Dengar had a habit of only collecting dead bounties. It was also fairly slow in hyperspace, only having a Class 3 Hyperdrive. The IG-2000 was a completely unique starship, designed and used by IG-88. Since it was operated by a droid, systems like Life Support, or inertial compensators were often disabled, allowing the ship to perform dangerous maneuvers that would be life-threatening to an organic pilot. It was armed with two heavy laser cannons, and one ion cannon. The only area of the ship that held any life support systems was the prisoner hold. The ship was destroyed along with one of the IG-88 models by Boba Fett’s Slave One, when the IG-2000 attempted to ambush and steal Han Solo from him. The final ship we’ll be talking about today is the Mist Hunter, the Byblos Drive Yards G-1A starfighter operated by Zuckuss and 4-LOM. Owned specifically by Zuckuss, the ship was named for the amonia mist of his home planet, Gand. It was armed with two assault laser cannons. The atmosphere inside the ship was filled with amonia so Zuckuss could fly without his breathing apparatus. But the prisoner cells were airlocked so oxygen breathers could survive. And since 4-LOM was a droid, he had no issue. That brings this list to a close as we’ve now covered the ships belonging to every Bounty Hunter featured in The Empire Strikes Back. Which ship is your favorite? Let me know in the comments. If you haven’t already, please like this video, subscribe to the channel, follow me on twitter, instagram, and facebook, and consider checking out my Patreon page. As always, thanks for watching, and may the Force be with you.

    Beyond Good and Evil 2: Staff Combat and Ship Maneuvers Gameplay | UbiBlog | Ubisoft [NA]
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    Beyond Good and Evil 2: Staff Combat and Ship Maneuvers Gameplay | UbiBlog | Ubisoft [NA]

    January 24, 2020

    The Beyond Good and Evil 2 development
    team is ready for another check-in: this time highlighting their progress on
    player movement and showing new gameplay of both on foot and spaceship piloting
    action. The player is a pirate, so we have two kind of very important gameplay:
    the ship itself and the character itself. One is moving on his feet
    and the fact that he can use his staff is a bit like the first BGE. So we are
    working with all the mechanics of the staff. We are working on all the mechanics of
    locomotion and our characters moving. We have the jetpack. It’s a good way to to
    move in 3D. Actually, you can also board the ship. So you are inside
    any mothership, trying to fight your way through the different rooms and you have
    your jetpack, so you can jump and escape and maybe come back to pillage after this.
    It’s up to you actually. Another nice thing with pirates is that they were
    very mysterious in Beyond Good and Evil One. They were inside caves. They were not like…you were not able to see them in the world, so that was very mysterious
    and it is a part of things we will explain or discover: What happened to the
    pirates? Being evasive is one of the things pirates do best, but the team
    knows that when you’re playing with friends, you won’t want to lose track of
    them so easily. In Beyond Good and Evil 2, we have huge spaces, so we have a lot of speed
    and it’s really hard in multiplayer to follow each other at low speed so you
    quickly will lose your friends and that’s why you have the Armada. Because
    in the Armada, you can look behind your friends. The design of the game is pretty
    advanced now. We know where we are going, so we’re in this phase of prototyping a
    lot of things today. So, it’s cool. Sometime, you see some very fun stuff coming. To stay up to date on Beyond Good and Evil 2, and talk with the development team about what you’d like to see in the game, go to BGE to sign up for the Space Monkey program then subscribe to this youtube
    channel to be sure to catch the latest videos.

    What was so special about Viking ships? – Jan Bill
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    What was so special about Viking ships? – Jan Bill

    January 22, 2020

    The Vikings came from the rugged,
    inhospitable north known today as Scandinavia. As the Roman Empire
    flourished further south, Scandinavians had small settlements,
    no central government, and no coinage. Yet by the 11th century, the Vikings
    had spread far from Scandinavia, gaining control of trade routes
    throughout Europe, conquering kingdoms as far as Africa, and even building outposts
    in North America. The secret to their success
    was their ships. The formidable Viking longship had its origins
    in the humble dugout canoe, or log boat. For millennia, the inhabitants of Scandinavia
    had used these canoes for transportation. Dense forests and tall mountains
    made overland travel difficult, but long coastlines
    and numerous rivers, lakes, and fjords provided a viable alternative. The first canoes were simply hollowed out
    logs rowed with paddles. Over time, they added planks
    to the log boat base using the clinker,
    or “lapstrake,” technique, meaning the planks overlapped and were fastened to each other
    along their edges. As the Roman Empire expanded north, some Scandinavians
    served in their new neighbors’ armies— and brought home
    Roman maritime technology. The Mediterranean cultures
    at the heart of the Roman Empire had large warships
    that controlled the sea, and cargo ships that transported goods
    along the waterways. These ships were powered by sail and oars and relied on a strong skeleton
    of internal timbers fastened to the outer planks
    with copper, iron, and wood nails. At first, Scandinavians
    incorporated this new technology by replacing their loose paddles
    with anchored oars. This change
    hugely improved the crew’s efficiency, but also required stronger ships. So boat builders began to use iron nails
    for fasteners rather than sewing. They abandoned
    the log boat base for a keel plank, and the boats became higher
    and more seaworthy. But these early ships retained the concept
    of the original log boat: their strength
    depended on the outer shell of wood, not internal frames and beams. They were built as shells—
    thin-walled but strong, and much lighter than the Roman ships. Competing chieftains quickly refined
    the new ships to be even more efficient. The lighter the boat,
    the more versatile it would be and the less investment of resources
    it would require— an essential advantage
    in a decentralized culture without large supplies of people. These ships still had no sails—
    sails were costly, and for now the rowed ships
    could meet their needs. That changed
    after the Western Roman Empire collapsed in the 5th century. Western Europe
    took a heavy economic blow, leveling the playing field a bit
    for the Scandinavians. As the region revived, new and vigorous trade routes
    extended into and through Scandinavia. The wealth that flowed along these routes helped create a new, more prosperous
    and powerful class of Scandinavians, whose members
    competed constantly with each other over trade routes and territory. By the 8th century,
    a sailing ship began to make sense: it could go further, faster,
    in search of newly available plunder. With the addition of sails, the already light and speedy ships
    became nearly unbeatable. The Viking ship was born. Viking longships could soon carry
    as many as 100 Vikings to battle. Fleets of them
    could land on open beaches, penetrate deep into river systems,
    and be moved over land if need be. When not at war, the vessels were used to transport goods
    and make trade journeys. There were smaller versions
    for fishing and local excursions, and larger adaptations
    for open sea voyages capable of carrying
    tens of tons of cargo. Thanks to their inventiveness
    in the face of difficult terrain and weak economies,
    the Vikings sailed west, settled the North Atlantic
    and explored the North American coast centuries before any other Europeans
    would set foot there.

    How to Sail a Sailboat : How to Sail a Boat in Traffic
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    How to Sail a Sailboat : How to Sail a Boat in Traffic

    January 20, 2020

    The tugboat is coming at us. He’s a powered
    vessel, but he’s a larger commercial vessel, he’s restricted to the channel, which is the
    red day mark that he now has to his starboard side and there’s a green buoy that he has
    to his port side. So he’s restricted to the channel. The rules for two boats under power
    is similar to driving your car. You just pass on similar sides and were going to just get
    out of his way because we don’t need to be in the channel and he’ll come by on our starboard
    side. Commercial traffic on the San Francisco Bay can be very heavy. There’s a lot of the
    rules of the road that you need to learn before you get involved in sailing in an area with
    a lot of commercial traffic. We’re like a car. We would just pass like you’re driving
    a car. One person, you’d stay to the right and that’s just the normal one. If we’re a
    sail boat then there’s another set of rules. There’s a hierarchy. Whether you’re restricted
    by draft or fishing or a sail boat or a power boat. There’s a whole hierarchy of who has
    the right of way. In this case we’re just like two cars driving and we just pass the
    the right or we just get completely get out of his way.

    Types of Viking Ships
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    Types of Viking Ships

    January 15, 2020

    HEY! I have returned! Oh! Look who’s back! Welcome! Uarrr uahah… Thank you lad! Hey Mr. Thorstein! *bleating in excitement* Hello little ones! So what news? Well.. I’ve been at the winter-camps, near the French coast pillaging villages here and there huah ah Sounds good so far Now that summer is at hand, I came back to the real raiding! Hey! You know what?! What? I was the captain of my own ship! I’m surprised you and your crew aren’t at the bottom of the sea hrrmm… hey! I’m an excellent captain! Which type of viking ship did you commandeer? huh… wooden type… yes… uh.. long… large… floating on water! I mean, there were… different types of viking ships like Drakkars, Snekkes and so on… Riiiight… I called mine Bessie! Huaah… Thank the gods for Bessie… Right… so let’s talk about a few types of Viking ships but first I’ll make a little historical introduction to the importance of boats in old Scandinavian societies and I promise to be brief, because whenever Mr. Thorstein is around, it’s difficult to focus on what I’m saying You don’t know, but he’s always behind the camera making faces Oahh! You bloody bastard! Yeah, well… let’s get started By the end of the 8th century a new power awoke in Scandinavia – Vikings As I’ve told you before, Vikings were not a people Being a Viking was someone dedicated to maritime activities, mainly piracy Not every Nordic was a Viking but every Viking was a Nordic Now, why exactly some Nordics became Vikings? If we take a look at Scandinavia as a whole, geographically it’s quite diverse Denmark essentially is a flat territory while in the North, in Norway, predominates the rugged mountainous relief except for the south and the fjord of Trondheim In Sweden it’s a great mixture, mountains to the north and west, deep forests, huge lakes, hills, plains, and the majority of the southern region is flat These natural landscapes and also the very cold climate most of the year, obviously influenced the Nordic communities In general the soils of Denmark and southern Sweden were very good for agriculture and not surprisingly in southern Sweden people highly worshipped Freyr the god of Fertility, agriculture, peace and plenty It was their god, because the great majority of southern Swedes were farmers But in Norway things were quite different Agriculture was very hard and it was mainly along the coast and at the Fjord of Trondheim one of the regions where most battles took place because it was one of the very few places for agriculture and everyone was fighting for it Agriculture was extremely hard in Norway, and some parts of Sweden and as such, pastoralism, hunting and fishing, gave the Norwegians more means of sustenance The importance of the fishing activity in Scandinavia is a reflection of its geography Back then and even nowadays, the majority of the Norwegian population lives near the sea, and their fishing economy is outstanding but as you might have noticed, in the case of the Old Norse peoples of Norway, living near the sea was a survival matter to get food, because it was close to impossible getting food from farming activities The sea gave constant sustenance throughout the year especially during winter, which is the season you can’t farm even if you had the soil for it But because the terrain was so uneven, filled with natural barriers such as mountains, rivers, dense forests, the sea became the main route of communication Just so you have a better notion, there are 11th century accounts which tell us that a journey by land from Stockholm to a region called Sigtuna, which is more or less only 40 kilometres, about 24 miles, took a month to get there, while by sea it took only 5 days Boats became essential for survival, communication and for the successes of Nordic chieftains, and also a symbol of high social statues and wealth, because trading also became an essential activity in Old Scandinavian economy Boats became so important in Old Scandinavian societies that – they were used as tombs in burials and in cremation, as vessels to take the deceased into the other side And those who could not afford to have a boat, or maybe not willing to use the actual vessel for the dead because it was important in economic activities and they did not want to throw it all away, people made burials with stones, arranging them in the form of boats And in the religious context, gods became associated with boats as well Freyr had a great boat called Skíðblaðnir Njorð is associated with fishermen, boats, seafaring, and wealth and prosperity as well The god Baldr upon death is burnt in a boat, and so on Both merchants and military or political leaders had the key to success by owning boats In war the boats allowed rapid deployment of troops and in trading they could efficiently and quickly transport goods, precisely two areas of activity that were essential during the Viking Age Viking raids became a very productive activity for Scandinavians Acquiring wealth, obviously, but also being in contact with other cultures, developing new trading networks, and of course, for survival and political reasons, finding new places to settle, new lands to farm Viking raids opened new possibilities and progressively Scandinavians stopped being Vikings and became professional sailors ever interested in extending their political and economic horizons But speaking of the Viking Age, ships were not only a means of transport They were precisely what gave Vikings advantage in any conflict with their enemies Ships allowed raiding parties to descend almost anywhere on hostile coasts, with little warning and quickly penetrate far inland by navigating on rivers Just picture this: in one single day Vikings could sail an average of one hundred and seventy miles, almost three hundred kilometres How much would it take to cover that distance by land? Months! If Viking met resistance in a certain spot, they could just sail away into another spot long before land troops reach them Viking boats were a success Now, when speaking of Viking ships most of the time we have the same image in our head The langskip, long boats But do you think the masters of boat-building would only make one single type of boat? There was a wondrous variety of Viking ships for different purposes, different activities and different approaches The most used ships for war, were of course the longships In terms of warships there were two main types, the snekkes and the drakkars Snekkes are the type of warships used in coastal districts, back home owned by local chieftains for their private raids and local defence They were long and narrow and had a crew between 24 to 36 bloodthirsty vikings, rowing for glory These ships were perfect for Strandhögg which consisted of coastal raids with the intention of capturing livestock and indigenous peoples for the slave trade Perfect ships for small-scale and hit-and-run expeditions These are the ships Vikings used to sail near the coats and to navigate through minor rivers Then we have the famous Drakkar huge in size, almost twice the size of a snekke They were more symbols of authority and wealth rather than actual war and transport ships They were so costly that only Jarls and Kings could afford them These are often the vessels you see with great rich carvings, multi coloured sails, well, magnificent and costly as I’ve said Rarely used It could have a crew between 60 to 80 people not counting with the warriors it can carry, close to five hundred if not more Due to their size they had a very stable platform which was very good in fighting situations and in stormy seas These were ships not meant for local raids and certainly not to sail in rivers These were ships meant to sail in search for bigger prizes than the average wealth acquired in hit-and-run raids Another type of ship that could be used for raiding, as well as to travel and trade was the karve Not very big, with a crew of 30 to 36 people, somewhat with the same proportions of a snekke but quite broad which was great for trading and could also take more men than the snekke did The karve was better to sail into open waters, but it was slower You can also find the name for this ship, korabis, which was the name the Rus called such ships because these were the trading vessels commonly used in trading with Eastern Europe There were other longships of course, such as the Busse which was a class of longship with large cargo capacity and a large crew They were designed for battle and to give advantage in war against other ships The Skeide, which was also a great longship With lower cargo capacity than the Busse, but also slimmer and faster In terms of trading ships. We have the Knarr Heavy Merchant Ships Slow, broader in proportion than the warships They had a wider and deeper hull for cargo, and they were clearly much more dependent on the sail than the oars They were absolutely great to cross vast stretches of ocean without wreck They were likely used along the coast of Scandinavia and to do trading with Western Europe We have the Byrding, Light Merchant Ships A smaller vessel primarily used as a domestic vessel along the coast to carry supplies for troops, but also trading ships for Eastern Europe Norse traders needed lighter and more manoeuvrable ships, which could navigate through the Russian rivers These were vessels meant to travel deep inland Russia was wilder back then, not like Western Europe with ports, docks, where you could easily go ashore to trade In Russia there was the necessity to leave the ship to trade, there were no ports, so Norse merchants needed lighter vessels, light enough to be pulled out of the water or over rocky areas, shallow areas and other obstacles There were other types of ships often called- often called Skute small and light vessels which could sail fast It isn’t clear whether a “skute” was a class of ships, or if it was a common term for a wide range of smaller ships, including the karve and byrding They were clearly fast, with the advantage of being ready to put on the water and set-sail, because only a small crew with little equipment was necessary, making it a type of vessel which could sail without attracting attention from the surroundings but also easy to hide I would say this was a kind of vessel suited to carry people around, unnoticed or to deliver messages in times of war and great need And there was the ferje, a ferry boat small vessels for crossing short distances, like across fjords Only one man or two would be necessary to sail these Alright my dear friends, thank you so much for watching and I hope you have enjoyed this short video about viking ships This is a sort of introduction for the next video I will make about- Ships in Burial Context So, once again, thank you so much for watching See you on the next video, and of course, as always- Tack för idag!
    (Thank you for today!)

    Larry David and Seth Discuss Their Mutual Distaste for the Beach
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    Larry David and Seth Discuss Their Mutual Distaste for the Beach

    January 11, 2020

    -I don’t want to give anything
    away about the season. I’m so happy
    there’s a 10th season. I want to be surprised
    every week. -Well, what could you give away?
    You don’t know anything. -That’s true.
    I don’t know anything. I guess I’m not — what I’m
    saying is I’m not gonna press you for spoilers
    or anything. -No, you can press away. [ Laughter ] It will amount to nothing
    in the end. -Is that how you’ve always felt
    about bathroom attendants? Will you admit that much? -You know, your heart sinks
    when you see them. -Yeah. Yeah.
    [ Laughter ] -Oh, my God, ’cause then,
    you know, you’re going — I mean, you don’t want them
    there. -Yeah.
    [ Laughter ] -Why are they there?
    -Yeah. -It’s horrible. You know?
    -You’d be fine without them. -Oh, yes. Yes.
    -Yeah. -Wait outside. Then go in. -Right.
    -You know? And then there’s
    the whole tip issue. -Right?
    -Right? -Which is getting — genuinely
    getting harder because people — Nobody carries cash anymore. -Right.
    -Yeah. -There’s a tip basket,
    and as you pee, you’re going, “I got no money for this guy.”
    [ Laughter ] You got to say, “I’ll come back.
    I’ll come back.” [ Laughter ] “I’m so sorry.” Yeah. -Be honest.
    Have you ever come back? -No.
    [ Laughter ] -Thank you for your honesty. You were here a couple years
    ago, but I’m very lucky. I run into you every now
    and then in the summer. -Yes. -I feel like we both feel
    the same about the summer and we feel the same
    about the beach. Do you — Are you a fan? -Could not loathe it more. -Yeah.
    [ Laughter ] -I just don’t see — I don’t see why anybody
    would be on that surface. -Yeah.
    [ Laughter ] -You know, it’s just —
    it’s in your toes. And then there’s the water. What is — What is up with that? It’s cold.
    -Yeah. -Who goes in cold water? Why?
    Why are you going in cold water? -Some would argue —
    -How does that feel good? -Some would argue
    it’s a bracing experience. You’re refreshed
    when you go in cold water. Do you feel that way ever? -I could do without the brace. [ Laughter ] -You don’t need the brace? -I don’t need the brace, no.
    I don’t need it at all. But, you know,
    if there was grass, okay? -Yeah. -And the ocean,
    maybe once in a blue moon. -Right. There you got a lake.
    You’ve just described a lake. [ Laughter ] -Oh, did I? -I’m a far bigger fan of
    the lakes than the ocean. -Oh, the lake is
    a beautiful thing. -Oh, there’s no downside
    to the lake. Yeah. -Oh, I love the —
    I love the mountain thing. -Yeah.
    -The mountain, the cabin. Eh, not so much the cabin.
    [ Laughter ] The idea of the cabin.
    -The idea. And the lake I find a lot better
    than the ocean and that sand. [ Laughter ] -Well, the sand, you walk in — The other thing I hate about the
    sand and the ocean, sand, sand, ocean, now you’re wet, now you
    come out covered in sand. The sand sticks to you.
    -Yes. -Only way to get it off —
    back in the ocean. It’s just vicious —
    [ Laughter ] -It’s a terrible cycle.
    -A vicious cycle. -What you love — I don’t know
    where they have this, but I think I’ve seen it
    somewhere, you know, the faucet. -Yeah.
    -You know, for the feet. -Yeah.
    [ Laughter ] -That’s good.
    -Yeah. It’s just they don’t have it
    next to a lot of oceans. That’s the problem.
    -That’s a problem. -Yeah.
    -That’s a problem. -I’ve seen it at, like,
    a pool house or something. Yeah. But, you know, this is
    what we’re talking about. And a lot of people we know,
    friends we have in common, they love the beach. They would like nothing more. -They love the beach
    and they love their boats. -Yeah.
    -The boats. -Yep.
    -Now, that’s crazy. -Yep.
    -Okay? -I don’t want — Yeah.
    -To be on a boat? Why? Why are you on a boat?
    -Right. -Everything in the world is off
    the boat on the land. [ Laughter ]
    -Yeah. -There’s nothing on the boat. -I can appreciate people
    who get on a boat — Years ago, I want to say I’m not
    disparaging people who years ago went from one country to another
    on a boat. -On the boat. Of course.
    -That’s fine. -A mode of transportation.
    -Yes, of course. -I understand that.
    -Yes. -Yes.
    -I tip my cap to them. -Me, too.
    -But people who say — [ Laughter ] -I’ll reveal my bald head
    to them, yes. Yeah. -And then the other thing is,
    most boats you got to get on the little boat to go
    out to the boat. -The dinghy.
    -Yeah. -Yeah.
    -You got to get in the dinghy. A precarious —
    -By the way, what a name. -Yeah, exactly. They were trying to tell you
    with the name, this is what idiots do.
    [ Laughter ] Why is it called the dinghy?
    It’s for idiots. -It’s for idiots.
    [ Laughter ] No, you take the dinghy
    to the other boat. -Yeah. -Now you take
    the other boat out. -Yeah.
    -To do what? -Right.
    [ Laughter ] -To look? Look around?
    -Yeah. -What, think? About what?
    [ Laughter ] -You can’t think
    over the motorboat. Try to think over that. -And by the way, it’s dangerous.
    -Yeah. -There’s water.
    You can drown in that. -Yeah.
    [ Laughter ] And you’re going to — The edge of the water is
    the least dangerous part. Boat people are like,
    “Let’s go to the middle.” -The middle. Yeah.
    -Yeah. The most dangerous. -No, it’s insane.
    You’re out there. You’re left alone
    with your own thoughts. -Yeah.
    -And what are those thoughts? -Yeah, I don’t — I want to go back to land
    and distract myself. -I’m gonna have a heart attack.
    I don’t like my socks. What are these thoughts?

    The moment of panic when the US warships hit a cargo ship in THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
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    The moment of panic when the US warships hit a cargo ship in THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

    January 6, 2020

    Sailors on the destroyer USS Fitzgerald were
    awakened by a powerful collision, prompting many to hurry to get guns for thinking the
    warships were attacked. According to the New York Times, the collision
    occurred around 2:30 am on June 17. Only a few sailors out of the 350 crews were awake
    to keep watch on, maintain engine operation and control the ship. Former US Navy officials have tens of years
    of experience on the sea, the sailors on the ship may have experienced the moment of panic
    and loss of control when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald suffered a strong “punch” from
    Cargo Ship. “I guess they suddenly saw the light from
    another ship approaching and tried to avoid it,” said former admiral James G. Stavridis.
    “At that time, their ship was suddenly sinking. Like being attacked The narrative of the sailors on board the
    USS Fitzgerald also somewhat reflects the statement of former US Navy Admiral. The mother
    of a sailor who survived the crash said that her son was constantly diving to try to rescue
    his allies until the cabin was empty. Others think the ship is attacked so rush to get
    guns ready to fight. Mia Sykes of Raleigh, North Carolina, said
    her son, 19-year-old Brayden Harden, had been knocked out of bed by the impact. Harden said
    four people in his cabin and three in the upper chamber died from injuries and flooding. “The sailors did exactly what they were trained
    for,” said Skykes, referring to their willingness to fight. “Most of the sailors on board are
    18, 19 and 20 year olds. But panic when things happen is understandable. ” Ms. Skyes hopes
    her son can return to his family soon after what has happened. In this context, the sailors on board made
    great efforts to prevent the water from spreading to other compartments as well as to enable
    the ship to continue its operations to return to its base in Japan. A photo of the USS Fitzgerald the next morning
    shows that the US warship was badly damaged, flooded with three tanks and the ship was
    tilted to the side. Tracing the cause of the accident US naval investigators will focus on Captain
    USS Fitzgerald, the 40-year-old captain, Bryce Benson. The commander’s bedroom was completely
    destroyed by the collision, but the lieutenant was fortunate enough to survive and was taken
    to a naval hospital by a helicopter. According to former Admiral Stavridis, before
    returning to the night room, Colonel Benson needed to sign a “nightly order,” updating
    the orders he had given to the crew that night. This order usually requires guards to immediately
    awaken the captain if another vessel approaches the vessel at a distance that may cause a
    collision. “My order is always to wake me up if the strange
    ship enters a range of more than 4.5 kilometers,” said Bryan McGrath, former US destroyer commander
    in the Atlantic for the period 2004-2006. This command can often cause a captain to
    be awakened, especially when passing through the bustling Pacific Ocean, but it is the
    commander’s responsibility. Captain Benson was still sleeping in the cabin
    at the time of the crash, indicating he was not warned of the risk of cargo being hit.
    Are they not trained properly? Finally, it’s all a Captain’s fault, “said McGarth. Sean P. Tortora, an experienced captain, said
    that when the commander of the ship, he always asked his crew to wake up when the nearest
    target was less than 3.2 kilometers (6 miles) away from the radar screen. “When training
    people, I often told them, ‘Do not call me at the bridge to witness a collision,'” he
    said. Under maritime law, ships smaller or moving
    perpendicular to the other bow are supposed to change direction, giving way to larger
    ships passing through. But analysts said the direct collision had to show that the Fitzgerald
    sailors did not receive any orders. However, Admiral Stavridis said it was too
    early to speculate on the cause of the accident. Maritime data show that, about 25 minutes
    before the crash, Philippine cargo ships diverted several times. In denser seas, the action
    can have a significant effect on navigating other ships. Marc Tuell, who worked on the Fitzgerald in
    the 2010-2013 period, said he was saddened to see the US destroyer dragged into the port
    of Japan in “catastrophic” condition, just like it was about to sink. “I put myself in that position to figure out
    what the crew had to go through,” Tuell said. “It was heartbreaking that you had been working
    there for three years.”