“Adm. John Richardson, U.S. Navy chief of operations, told reporters that the collision is ‘obviously an extremely serious incident, and is the second such incident in a very short period of time, inside of three months, and, you know, very similar as well, and is the [latest] of a series of incidents in the Pacific Fleet in particular. And that gives great cause for concern that there is something out there that we’re not getting at.'”
No kidding, Sherlock. Second destroyer hit by a tanker, this time in broad daylight, in three months. Following a cruiser collision earlier this year with a fishing boat and a cruiser grounding in Tokyo Bay. Why all in the Pacific?
UPDATE: Seventh Fleet c.o. gets the boot. Well, that’s a start.