USS MinneapolisSt Paul Investigation

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Jul 9, 2000
Easley South Carolina
From The BBC:

Pilots criticised over sub deaths

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