Wes O’Donnell: The Real Reason the US Navy Keeps Hitting Merchant Vessels

One of the best interviews I’ve read as I’ve kept track of the U.S. Navy’s collision issues appeared recently on the inmilitary.com and was entitled “The Real Reason the US Navy Keeps Hitting Merchant Vessels” — Wes O’Donnell conducted the interview joined us to discuss it.

HOW DOES AN AMERICAN WARSHIP OPERATE AT SEA AT NIGHT? Josh Brooks

Josh Brooks, CDR USN (ret)

Josh Brooks, CDR USN (ret), a career Surface Warfare Officer joins us to explain in detail:

(1) How is an American warship configured to operate on a 24-hour cycle at sea?

(2)  How the “Navigation Watch” is setup?

(3)  What goes on in the ship’s CIC (Combat Information Center = USMC COC) vs “the Bridge”?

(4) The challenge of doing damage control after any accident on a vessel at sea.

Josh does at GREAT job explaining how a US Naval Warship operates on a 24 hour basis while out sea.  He also does a great job explaining the immediate actions

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