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A new Navy report blasts bad management, lax standards, poor training, and numerous human errors for the ship collisions that occurred last summer.
The long list of errors by the crews, some as simple as failing to sound the standard warning blasts when it appeared they would approach other ships too closely, suggest that no one in the Navy’s upper ranks is following the Navy’s own operational guidelines. They are improvising wildly, while doing nothing to prepare their crews to act properly.