At approximately 5:45 AM on Saturday, January 3, the HAWAI’I ALOHA, a 75-foot sailboat operated by YWAM Ships Kona, capsized 4 miles offshore from the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. One of the vessel’s crew remains missing and the captain is currently hospitalized in Waimea with non-life threatening injuries. Read more here.
Local ISP MonkeyBrains has launched a project to bring high-speed gigabit wireless Internet connections to homes in my little Burg-By-The-Bay. According to them, the 350 Mbps connections will be the first gigabit Internet available to residential customers in the city. "Our Gigabit to the Home project is underway. We are using IndieGogo to crowdsource this a bulk purchase of links. This will allow us to build a beefier backbone, provide homes with 300MBps speeds, maintain net-neutrality in San Francisco, and help bridge the digital divide -- All in one!" Karate chop! Take that AT&T and Comcast.
USS Port Royal aground on a reef. No excuses. Poor watchstanding, navigation and piloting. Result: Loss of command.
On 2 June 2009, the Navy disciplined four Port Royal officers for the grounding. In a hearing presided over by Vice Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, commander of the United States Third Fleet, John Carroll was given non-judicial punishment for "dereliction of duty and improper hazarding of a vessel." Port Royal Executive Officer Commander Steve Okun was also given non-judicial punishment for dereliction of duty at the same hearing. In a separate hearing, Rear Admiral Dixon Smith, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, imposed non-judicial punishment on two other, unnamed Port Royal officers and an enlisted seaman for dereliction of duty and improper hazarding of a vessel.
USS Guardian aground a reef.No excuses. Poor watchstanding, navigation and piloting. Result: Loss of command.
The U.S. Federal Government has apologized for the incident and have relieved from duty four officers, Lt. Cmdr. Mark A. Rice, his executive officer and navigator Lt. Daniel Tyler, the ship's assistant navigator and the officer of the deck at the time of the mishap. "The initial investigation findings clearly indicate that (the four) at the time of the grounding did not adhere to standard US Navy navigation procedures," the Manila Bulletin quoted the U.S. Navy as saying. The U.S. Government has acknowledged that the grounding was entirely preventable and caused by human error and a failure of leadership to provide adequate oversight and direction in planning and executing the Navigation Plan
"If the quickest route takes you through reefs or shallow water, you follow it, There’s no such thing as being more careful, You’re out there to win a race.” - Ken Read
“We are offshore in the middle of nowhere, and on the chart, if you don’t go on the maximum zoom you can’t see anything.” - Charles Caudrelier
I've been reading people making excuses for this mishap left and right. Just stop it!
Flag of Sir Ben. Saviour of America! (I thought we fought a war with these blokes?)
Flag of Russell Coutts and some of "Team USA." New Zealand - Commonwealth member.
Flag of Jimmy Spithill and most of "Team USA." Australia - Commonwealth member. Hm, I beginning to sense a pattern.
Flag of the Lord of Lanai, aka Larry Ellison Hawaii - "Discovered" by Captain Cook who ended up getting conked on the head after attempting to kidnap his host, King Kalaniʻōpuʻu. Never bite the hand that feeds you!
Flag of the home of the next America's Cup. Bermuda - British Overseas Territory. Larry's next purchase....oh wait, they'll let him have it for free. Cheerio!
Verdict: Benedict Arnold! He too pretended to be a patriot.
I serve at the pleasure of Her Majesty The Queen. If we don't have Americans on Team USA, then we don't have to defend the America's Cup in America.
It's ludicrous to suggest New York as a sailing venue.It make absolutely no sense to hold an event in a place that is the media and finacial center of the United States, has hotels, restaurants, shopping, tourists, and a natural ampitheater that can accomidate a few million of your closest friends. What a dumb idea!
Besides, Larry doesn't want his galley slaves to be distracted.