Missing US Navy sailors found dead after collision off Japan

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    Missing US Navy sailors found dead after collision off Japan



    Missing US Navy sailors found dead after collision off Japan - BBC News


    What is dying?


    I am standing on the sea shore.
    A ship at my side spreads her white
    sails to the morning breeze and starts
    for the blue ocean. She is an object
    of beauty and I stand
    and watch her until at last she
    fades on the horizon.

    Then someone at my side says
    "There she has gone" -
    gone where?
    Gone from my sight - that is all.
    She is just as large in the mast,
    hull and spars as she was
    when she left my side. The
    diminished size and total loss
    of sight is in me and not in her,
    and just at that moment when
    someone by my side says
    "She's gone" others on a distant
    shore take up
    the glad shout -
    "There she comes!"

    Bishop Brent
    Bishop of the Philippines
    1862 - 1929

    Eternal rest grant unto them, o' Lord.

    Greg
     
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    So the container ship made an illegal U turn and the USN guided missile destroyer had only 20 minutes to get out of its way.

    20 minutes.

    Seems like an eternity for a well trained boat driver.
     
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    A container ship is too big to get out of the way of.
     

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