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The US Navy attended to a series of major accidents in the fleet


The command of the US Navy became concerned about the problems arising on navy - numerous accidents, which, in particular, lead to the loss of ships, aircraft and their crews. In this regard, the Naval Security Center in Norfolk, Virginia, was created to help prevent the loss of expensive equipment.

According to Admiral Michael Gilday, quoted in, the navy is in a situation in which there is a serious gap between the successful crews of ships and aircraft and the teams lagging behind, who, trying to demonstrate a higher level of their competence, "make big mistakes , be it an accident, a fire or a fuel spill."

In less than two years, the fleet has experienced a series of major accidents, both underway and ashore.

- indicated in the publication.

As noted, in July 2020, a fire made the UDC USS Bon Homme Richard unusable for service, which had to be written off. Fuel spills happen all the time, such as at Pearl Harbor, when over a thousand families had to leave their homes as a result of contaminated drinking water.

According to the author, more and more often the fleet is faced with cases of death of command personnel during exercises, accidents constantly occur on ships deployed in battle formations, for example, on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier.

The most serious of the incidents resulted in several injured sailors and the loss of an F-35 fighter last month [in the South China Sea]

- explained in the publication.

Admiral Gilthey hopes that after the creation of a new headquarters for combating accident risks, the situation in the fleet will change in a positive direction. The commander of this center will report directly to the Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy. As can be understood from the admiral's statements, representatives of the new headquarters should be on board all pennants of the American fleet that are in operational deployment.

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  1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
    Nikolay Ivanov_5 5 February 2022 19: 30
    Here we have the American degradation of the education system and the stupefaction of the population.
    1. DenisI
      DenisI 5 February 2022 19: 34
      as the late Zadornov used to say - well, stupid :))
    2. Alex777
      Alex777 5 February 2022 19: 35
      Brought emergency political officers? what
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 6 February 2022 13: 13
        Quote: Alex777
        Brought emergency political officers?

        No, it most likely looks like emergency commissioners, because there is no smell of politics here. The problem is in violations of "norms and rules", therefore - ACCIDENT COMMISSIONERS! yes
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 6 February 2022 13: 19
          Quote: Boa constrictor KAA

          Yes, you have chosen the right word.
          Spinning on the tongue, but I did not catch. wink
    3. Emergency
      Emergency 5 February 2022 19: 40
      They started earlier, we later. That's the whole difference. The mind is enough to change something for the better, so good. No, it will be the same canoe as theirs.
    4. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 5 February 2022 19: 56
      We have the same thing, and the same two levels, for the people and for the "elite". Only their higher education remains in the country, while in our country the overwhelming majority goes mainly to them.
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 5 February 2022 20: 53
        Quote: Andrey Moskvin
        We have the same thing, and the same two levels, for the people and for the "elite"

        I agree with your point of view. The problem is that the rich are always a minority, an absolute minority, and only they have access to quality education in closed elite schools. And life itself is qualitatively becoming more complicated, the equipment around us (the same weapons) are becoming more and more complicated. This is the contradiction of the modern world: life itself requires more and more knowledge from a person, and reality leads to the degradation of the formation of the absolute majority. And the result is natural. You can afford to have several thousand smart people in the Pentagon, but where to get tens of thousands of smart people for officer positions, and it is completely incomprehensible where to get hundreds of thousands of sergeants, foremen and privates with at least some kind of education ... But education is necessary, whatever one may say, even at the level of the squad leader.
        Previously, there was an opinion among conscripts that only by the end of the service on the ship did he "begin to understand it", to understand "the meaning of everything that was happening", to understand "one's place" in this large and complex mechanism, and sometimes "to enjoy one's significance" (and this was 36 months old)... Then they began to serve for 24 months and a difference began to be felt. Now 12 months and this is a utopia. And all this is superimposed on a general decline in the level of education. You can rely on the contract theory as much as you like, but it alone is not capable of fully solving all the problems of the army, because it is very expensive and does not imply the presence of a large trained reserve.
        1. Andrey Moskvin
          Andrey Moskvin 5 February 2022 21: 25
          It seems that Suvorov also said that "every soldier should know his own maneuver"? I think this is still relevant today, but if young people are simply illiterate and do not know the elementary principles of the same lever, then maybe more military schools should be founded with "a la" Soviet school? We can't survive with the current system.
          1. Doccor18
            Doccor18 5 February 2022 21: 36
            Quote: Andrey Moskvin
            then maybe establish more military schools with "a la" Soviet school?

            A very good idea, but the opposite is happening - reduction, under the guise of enlargement. There were two in my city (missile and rear), now new LCDs have grown in their place ...
            1. Andrey Moskvin
              Andrey Moskvin 5 February 2022 22: 01
              In Tyumen, TVVIKU was almost disbanded in 13, remember what time it was. The motto of the school is "The honor of Russia is dearer than life."
              1. Doccor18
                Doccor18 5 February 2022 22: 33
                Quote: Andrey Moskvin
                Almost disbanded at 13...

                Lucky. Back in 1999, both of us were covered up.
            2. mitroha
              mitroha 5 February 2022 22: 06
              Quote: Doccor18
              only the opposite is happening - reduction, under the guise of enlargement. There were two in my city (missile and rear), now new LCDs have grown in their place ...

              Well, dear man ... In the USSR, the army numbered 4.2 million. people, in the Russian Federation about 1 million. Accordingly, the quantitative need for such a number of educational institutions has decreased.
              The main thing here is not to overdo it.
              1. Doccor18
                Doccor18 5 February 2022 22: 27
                Quote: Mitroha
                The main thing here is not to overdo it.

                Gold words.
                But today, with a small number of issues from military schools, we have used additional sources of staffing officers. They allowed us to recruit more than 7 officers in the Armed Forces. In particular, we are talking about the admission to military service under a contract of personnel officers in the reserve. All of them have the same military training, the same rights and social guarantees, like other officers undergoing military service under the contract. And their career depends entirely on success in service and the subsequent increase in the level of education and military training.
                We also found extraordinary and at the same time effective approaches to maintaining the staffing of a number of other officer positions. For example, in 2016, for the first time, pilots from engineering officers with higher education were trained. These are people who have graduated from specialized military universities, who thoroughly know the structure of the aircraft and the principles of operation of its mechanisms. Their professional retraining took a year and a half.
                Another innovation is the training of short-term courses at military academies and colleges of officers - platoon commanders from a number of soldiers and sergeants under a contract with a higher education. In general, all recruitment sources allowed us in 2016 to recruit more than 11 thousand officers. We believe that all of them will remain in service until the start of full-fledged graduations from our universities in 2018.

                IN 15.02.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX
        2. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 6 February 2022 13: 47
          Quote: Doccor18
          only they (the rich) have access to quality education in closed elite schools.
          No mind - consider a cripple (s).
          British Minister of Indel Liz Truss graduated from Oxford, but she never got her mind ... The Black Sea is still confused with the Baltic. And our self-taught M. Kalashnikov is known throughout the world for his machine guns.
          And in order for smart kids to "break into the people", at the initiative of the GDP, Sirius centers are being opened in the country. Non-engaged managers under the program "Russia - a country of opportunities" are selected and trained to manage the economy. And with the revival of vocational education, a rise in the technical and technological level of workers at the grass-roots level will be ensured.
          There is only one problem: they need to be paid as craftsmen, not as serfs. They will pay, there will be a "song" ... In the meantime, trade unions are compromising lured, there is no understanding of justice and what it means "power in the country belongs to the people" - we will drag out an existence from paycheck to paycheck ...
    5. Thrifty
      Thrifty 5 February 2022 20: 13
      Yes, everything is fine! Now, when the Yankees on cruisers and aircraft carriers begin to drive along the coast in order to "cut a little" and get to the designated point faster, then it will be possible to sound the alarm wassat
    6. Real Pilot
      Real Pilot 5 February 2022 21: 49
      Admiral Gilthey hopes
      They have the wrong personnel policy. It is proposed to replace this failed one with another one, with Valery Geletey!
      This former Minister of Defense of Ukraine is very experienced and motivated, has the unspoken title "Heletey of Ilovaisky" (according to Poroshenko, this is a great victory)...
      And then the usual "no losses" (no losses) will sound in the American mass media.
      What is required for reports to the most democratic President Biden!

      Eh, they lack sarcasm. Comrades, share! soldier
  2. nnm
    nnm 5 February 2022 19: 33
    representatives of the new headquarters should be on board all pennants of the American fleet

    Fine. The commanders will immediately learn independence, responsibility and decisiveness, and the authority of the ship's commander among the officers and the crew (especially in disputes) will simply take off into the sky (no)! And if the "representative" turns out to be a blockhead who has made a career in the headquarters, then it will be, in general, fine.
    1. Emergency
      Emergency 5 February 2022 19: 45
      How is it in the "Hussar ballad"? winked "A staff member in a detachment is a bad omen." (c) Well, if an adequate man who understands, but if you haven’t seen anything except papers, but do you really want to feel like a commander? Then full ass!
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 6 February 2022 14: 42
        Quote: Emergency
        How is it in the "Hussar ballad"?

        - Headquarters again? Would send better vodka! (With)
  3. Crimean partisan 1974
    Crimean partisan 1974 5 February 2022 19: 35
    good news ... I wish the striped ones more tolerance and a huge rainbow in their vemefe and fewer icebreakers
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 5 February 2022 23: 47
      and fewer icebreakers
      How much less than zero? belay
  4. Dizel200
    Dizel200 5 February 2022 19: 52
    Well, what the hell? You think about the invasion, you don’t have to think about all sorts of annoying cases there, all this is nonsense, it will pass by itself laughing
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 February 2022 20: 01
    And on February 20, Narvik has grandiose exercises of NATO countries, Truman himself will welcome. Last time it didn’t turn out badly. You give large and different security commissions. yelled with a good obscenity: Who am I commanding! And in response I heard: Combat (with the letter p) Sir.
  6. Egoza
    Egoza 5 February 2022 20: 03
    more and more often, the fleet is faced with cases of the death of command personnel during exercises, accidents constantly occur on ships deployed in combat formations,

    "And they still teach us to pick our noses" (c)))) We are going to block the Russian fleet in the Black Sea! Oh well.
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 5 February 2022 20: 45
      Quote: Egoza
      Gathered to block the Russian fleet in the Black Sea!

      And the sea is somehow not tolerantly called ...
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 6 February 2022 04: 07
        Quote: Vasyan1971
        And the sea is somehow not tolerantly called ...

        I agree! The Russian Sea - just right! good
        1. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 6 February 2022 10: 38
          Quote: yuriy55
          The Russian Sea - just right!

          Exactly! drinks
  7. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 5 February 2022 20: 43
    The most important thing is not to offend any neg ... sorry, multi-gender black-and-brown soldier / soldier during the process.
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 6 February 2022 04: 06
      Quote: Vasyan1971
      don't offend anyone

      stop don't hurt feelings... laughing
    2. vostok68
      vostok68 6 February 2022 07: 15
      So they kind of have a soldier, tolerance or whatever it's called
  8. aries2200
    aries2200 5 February 2022 20: 57
    it's time to bring in the gaup watch and flog the negligent before the ranks with Cossack rods up to 500 hits on the Asshole
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 6 February 2022 04: 05
      Quote: aries2200
      it's time to introduce a gaup watch

      Guardhouse - this is a place in the Russian army for the detention of a serviceman who has violated discipline.
  9. Max PV
    Max PV 5 February 2022 21: 01
    The usual managerial (read useless) approach is to create a headquarters, commission, department, or something like that, and consider that the problem is solved. They will portray violent activity by writing a bunch of instructions (which the personnel will read, perhaps if they cannot fall asleep), arrange a couple of inspections, checking the logs of familiarization with these instructions and other ND and orders, punishing the innocent and uninvolved for the absence or poor quality of window dressing, and then they will report on the reduction of accidents, deepening and expansion. Fortunately, with the usual turnover, reporting and statistics can be turned absolutely in any direction. And if something serious happens, then they have nothing to do with it, it's all despite all their efforts, and they, that's how many times they warned.
  10. Carat
    Carat 5 February 2022 23: 38
    Admiral Gilthey hopes that after the creation new headquarters

    More headquarters, then there will be no one to fight.
  11. Freedim
    Freedim 6 February 2022 02: 02
    This is to answer the question "Who is to blame?" you could immediately show your finger .. In general, the admirals covered their wells.
    And then, like Vysotsky:

    He lived on a pasture near a lake
    Without invading someone else’s possessions, -
    But noticed the humble Kozlik
    And they were chosen as scapegoats!

    For example, Bear - troublemaker and rogue -
    Cheating on someone like a bear -
    At once, the Goat will be found, brought and beaten:
    By his horns and between him...

    He did not resist, gray, violence with evil,
    And he endured beatings cheerfully and proudly.
    The Bear himself said: “Boys, I am proud of the Goat -
    Heroic personality, goat face!

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  13. yuriy55
    yuriy55 6 February 2022 04: 02
    more and more often the fleet is faced with deaths of officers during the exercise

    I think this is the main reason for the Pentagon's reluctance to fight on its own. In a serious turmoil, a situation could arise where the high command... crying
  14. Zomanus
    Zomanus 6 February 2022 04: 34
    There, the equipment is outdated and the army / navy no longer have very shining skills.
    So this is a completely natural result.
  15. sgr291158
    sgr291158 6 February 2022 06: 58
    What else can you expect from the army where the blues serve.
  16. km-21
    km-21 6 February 2022 11: 55
    It is not in our position to gloat over the problems of the enemy. The Americans really have carrier-based aircraft and every day they carry out dozens (if not hundreds) of takeoffs / landings on their aircraft carriers. With such an intensity, emergency situations are inevitable, but they are covered by the production of new aircraft and the training of new crews. And if we consider the balance of production and losses of American carrier-based aircraft and aircraft carriers, then it does not look dramatic at all. Unlike, for example, the Su-57 production statistics, according to which 25% of fighters have been lost to date (out of four production ones, one has been lost).
  17. sen
    sen 6 February 2022 13: 57
    The US Navy attended to a series of major accidents in the fleet

    So they are more concerned about tolerance than materiel.
  18. Yurix
    Yurix 7 February 2022 12: 16
    The hand of the Kremlin will be found again.
  19. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 7 February 2022 13: 20
    Interestingly, this giltey is not a brother of a giltey? Instead of training crews, it is necessary to create a new headquarters with an unmeasured staff, so that a freeloader sits on each trough plus the crew, or even more than one, but with assistants, deputies, etc.
    Great initiative.