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ID:

634

Date:

2013-05-14

Headline:

Hear the audio: Chaos on bridge before brutal ship collision

Reporter's name:

Sam Fellman

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Navy Times

City:

Springfield, VA

Summary:

A Freedom of Information Act request revealed audio footage from a United States destroyer, U.S.S. Porter, which tried to swerve among ships late one night in the Straits of Hormuz, only to suffer a collision that may cost $50 million to repair and did cost the commanding officer his post.

Notes:

The Navy Times used FOIA to obtain ship logs and recordings from the Department of Defense. Naval offices have denied requests for investigative reports, however.

Keywords:

USS Porter, Hormuz, Straits of Hormuz, collision, Department of Defense, recording, destroyer, supertanker

URL:

http://www.navytimes.com/article/20130514/NEWS/305140001/Hear-audio-Chaos-bridge-before-brutal-ship-collision


Agencies:

DOD

States:

US Terr./Other
VA

Categories:

military


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