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NewsHONOLULU (AP) — The Navy hopes a high tide due to reach Hawaii early Saturday will enable it to refloat a 9,600-ton warship that ran aground about a half mile off seaside Honolulu International Airport.

 

An initial effort by Navy tugs early Friday to free the guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal was unsuccessful. The $1 billion ship ran aground Thursday night while carrying guests that included a rear admiral.

 

 

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Dave McReynolds

If the cost to the skipper of the Port Royal, a guy who has obviously had years of meritorious service to the USA from the looks of his chest and shoulder boards, for grounding his ship, or more likely guiding VIP's around while some lieutenant officer of the watch grounded his ship, is his carreer, what should the cost be to various Wall Street clowns who have cost us the equivalent of how many Port Royals in the last few months? Do you think the skipper of the Port Royal will get a million dollar bonus?

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...what should the cost be to various Wall Street clowns who have cost us the equivalent of how many Port Royals in the last few months? Do you think the skipper of the Port Royal will get a million dollar bonus?

 

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Bilateral Orchiectomy

 

Oh, marriage!

 

Don't ask don't tell!

 

Dave M, to your point, it's a damn shame that an office of distinction has his reputation on the line because of someone else's decisions on the bridge. However, in the finest traditions of the Naval Service, the captain is the ultimate authority and the ultimate responsibility at sea. He should have inspected the watch bill and had someone who was better at maneuvering the ship had the conn when they came to port.

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