USS MinneapolisSt Paul Investigation


Dec 2, 2000
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From The BBC:

Pilots criticised over sub deaths
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A United States Navy report into the deaths of two submariners off the Devon coast says a harbour pilot gave the crew "poor advice" about the weather.
The sailors died after being swept off the USS Minneapolis-St Paul in strong winds in Plymouth Sound in December.

The report also claimed the Royal Navy had not shared details of a similar incident a few months earlier.

A spokesman for the union Prospect, which represents harbour pilots, said the criticism was "unbelievable".

A Royal Navy spokesman said they welcomed the report and were working with the US Navy.
Story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/6592371.stm

Comment: The only surprise here is that it took this long for the finger pointing to get started.
 

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