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    Re: Fw: Grounding of cruiser PORT ROYAL
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2009 Jul 16, 20:58 -0700
    Maybe someone with more Navy experience can confirm or deny, but my impression is that Navy ships do NOT use harbor pilots when they enter/leave port.

    Greg Rudzinski wrote:
    The news article did not mention anything about radar utilization or
    wether there was a harbor pilot aboard. Hmmm...even on a shake down
    cruise with a sleep deprived (hung over ?) skeleton crew this should
    not have happened. Maintaining a tug escort out of dry dock until all
    systems are confirmed functional would have been prudent. Simple radar
    ranging would have saved the day for sure.
    
    Greg
    
    On Jul 14, 10:27 am, "George Huxtable" <geo...{at}hux.me.uk> wrote:
      
    I wonder whether this will be of interest, about the grounding of a US Navy
    vessel  off Pearl Harbour in February..
    
    You'll need to copy-and-paste the links, I suspect.
    
    George.
    
    http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090707/NEWS08/907070350/H...
    
     http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090712/COLUMNISTS32/90712...
        
    
      

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