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(CNN)   US Navy minesweepers are usually very good at identifying hazards lurking below the surface of the sea. Usually   (edition.cnn.com) divider line 150
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2013-01-18 11:02:48 AM  
No one is perfect.
 
2013-01-18 11:02:59 AM  
I thought you said "MImesweeper stuck on Shields and Yarnel."

/Shields and Yarnel have no comment
 
2013-01-18 11:24:10 AM  
Career fast track!
 
2013-01-18 11:27:59 AM  
On a positive note, at least they didn't hit a mine
 
2013-01-18 11:32:51 AM  
Sometimes those last few zones are purely luck-based. =/
 
2013-01-18 12:01:23 PM  
Some environmental group sues U.S. for irreparable environmental damage and being a giant poopy-head with their boats and ships and military imperialism and all, in 10... 9... 8...
 
2013-01-18 12:09:50 PM  
Must have left-clicked by accident.
 
2013-01-18 12:11:10 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Good luck.
 
2013-01-18 12:12:15 PM  
"Sorry, boys... It seems we've run out of ocean."
 
2013-01-18 12:12:37 PM  
Obvious case of Reefer Madness.
 
2013-01-18 12:12:45 PM  
They captain had had enough.  He wanted out, but still had weeks to go in his current duty.  He had to do something or risk going crazy.  It was reef or madness.

/you're trying to hard, idiot weasel.
 
2013-01-18 12:12:55 PM  
Good G'reef!
 
2013-01-18 12:13:20 PM  
"The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-meter perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands,"

(best Clouseau voice)

...Not Anymore.
 
2013-01-18 12:14:11 PM  
There ought to be a law against this!
 
2013-01-18 12:14:36 PM  

CygnusDarius: [upload.wikimedia.org image 170x259]

Good luck.


Those are mines. You sposed to axe permission.
 
2013-01-18 12:15:36 PM  
When asked for advice, Al Gore told them to wait it out. Sea level should be rising by 3 meters any day now.
 
2013-01-18 12:15:50 PM  

CygnusDarius: [upload.wikimedia.org image 170x259]

Good luck.


Came for this. Leaving happy.
 
2013-01-18 12:15:51 PM  
This is a reef, your call.
 
2013-01-18 12:16:07 PM  
"You see that flash of light in the corner of your eye? That's your career dissipation light. It just went into high gear."
 
2013-01-18 12:16:30 PM  
Sometimes there's hidden rocks that aren't on the charts and are really hard to see. Sometimes, there's this:

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-01-18 12:17:03 PM  
How the hell could he not sea that coming? Now the ship is going to have to be reefurbished, the marines will have even more of a reason to make fun of us, and we'll have even less semen to man boats next year!
 
2013-01-18 12:17:26 PM  
This would never have happened if we hadn't banned dichlorodifluoromethane, farktards.
 
2013-01-18 12:17:28 PM  
The captain of that ship is sooooo grounded.
 
2013-01-18 12:18:32 PM  
There's an O-5 who won't make O-6.
 
2013-01-18 12:18:49 PM  

Rufus Lee King: But did they find out who had eaten the strawberries?

[b.vimeocdn.com image 640x340]



And who doesn't love that movie?
 
2013-01-18 12:19:38 PM  
They use these as minesweepers now?

cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2013-01-18 12:22:33 PM  

UberDave: Rufus Lee King: But did they find out who had eaten the strawberries?

[b.vimeocdn.com image 640x340]


And who doesn't love that movie?


lemme help

padresteve.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-18 12:23:26 PM  
ESO - ESO - ESO

/Ahoy! RTFM
 
2013-01-18 12:23:49 PM  

drberman: There's an O-5 who won't make O-6.


Correction: There's an O-4 who won't make O-5.
 
2013-01-18 12:26:02 PM  
Why do we have mine sweepers? When was the last time someone used mines in the ocean or in rivers? 'Nam?
 
2013-01-18 12:26:47 PM  
"The 224-foot-long,1,312-ton ship was on its way from Subic Bay to its next port call when it struck the Tubbataha Reef".

Wow, didn't realize US Navy ships have returned to docking at Subic. Back in the day, Olongapo was known as the Sin City capital of the Philippines. I'm sure some of you old Navy farkers have CSBs to tell about that port (excluding FlyNavy, of course).
 
2013-01-18 12:26:50 PM  
You don't want those mines man, forget about them.
images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-18 12:27:01 PM  

you have pee hands: Sometimes there's hidden rocks that aren't on the charts and are really hard to see. Sometimes, there's this:

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]


"Ooooh, look at all the pretty, feathery white caps over there! Helmsman, set course zero-nine-potato so we can get a closer look! Yaaaaaay!"
 
2013-01-18 12:27:42 PM  

xynix: Why do we have mine sweepers? When was the last time someone used mines in the ocean or in rivers? 'Nam?


tacticalfacepalm.jpg
 
2013-01-18 12:30:47 PM  
Captain didn't get the message about Apple maps?
 
2013-01-18 12:31:26 PM  
"The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-meter perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands," according to the UNESCO website.

The URL was amended later to read :
"The site was an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-meter perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands," according to the UNESCO website.
 
2013-01-18 12:31:32 PM  

GasDude: "The 224-foot-long,1,312-ton ship was on its way from Subic Bay to its next port call when it struck the Tubbataha Reef".

Wow, didn't realize US Navy ships have returned to docking at Subic. Back in the day, Olongapo was known as the Sin City capital of the Philippines. I'm sure some of you old Navy farkers have CSBs to tell about that port (excluding FlyNavy, of course).


I spent some time there.
/CSB
 
2013-01-18 12:31:54 PM  

xynix: Why do we have mine sweepers? When was the last time someone used mines in the ocean or in rivers? 'Nam?


Iran loves them

Link
 
2013-01-18 12:32:04 PM  

drberman: drberman: There's an O-5 who won't make O-6.

Correction: There's an O-4 who won't make O-5.


That was my thought as well. I wonder if he "knew" a shortcut?
 
2013-01-18 12:33:11 PM  
As those are made of fiberglass over wood the repairs might be a little tricky.
 
2013-01-18 12:33:54 PM  
I thought it said MIME sweeper.

www.joachim-breitner.de
 
2013-01-18 12:35:05 PM  

xynix: Why do we have mine sweepers? When was the last time someone used mines in the ocean or in rivers? 'Nam?


Too lazy to find less derpy source.
 
2013-01-18 12:35:24 PM  
www.broadside.net
 
2013-01-18 12:35:43 PM  

xynix: Why do we have mine sweepers? When was the last time someone used mines in the ocean or in rivers? 'Nam?


Minesweepers had to be deployed to Libya to clear mines.
 
2013-01-18 12:36:00 PM  
You don't avoid reefs with minesweeping equipment. You avoid reefs with ultra precise GPS, powerful engines, and high tech course plotting computers... oh wait...
 
2013-01-18 12:37:19 PM  

blatz514: They use these as minesweepers now?

[cdn.theatlantic.com image 850x533]


i478.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 12:39:16 PM  
Question for the Navy Farkers, how many careers just ended? I can imagine the captain, but who else is toast in a situation like this? What about people that had nothing to do with the incident, are they still tainted just by being on board?
 
2013-01-18 12:39:47 PM  
Maybe the captain just wanted to impress his girlfriend and let her drive the boat.
 
2013-01-18 12:41:02 PM  

blatz514: They use these as minesweepers now?

[cdn.theatlantic.com image 850x533]


FTFY

img802.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-18 12:41:34 PM  
i290.photobucket.com
 
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