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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Anyone navigating a boat of any size MUST understand internationally recognized signals, or they have no business operating a vessel in a crowded waterway.


    Why marine navigation lights are of vital importance on ships


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    So anyone who sees internationally recognized signals and doesn't know what they mean is...

    ...ignorant, stupid, or up to no good.
    Speaking of which, the US has a reputation for mowing down the local population at the slightest provocation, real or imagined. At least it wasn't a whole airliner this time.
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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Speaking of which, the US has a reputation for mowing down the local population at the slightest provocation, real or imagined. At least it wasn't a whole airliner this time.
    Is this the explanation of why the boat crew did not understand internationally recognized signals?
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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Navy ships have a certain area around them that they simply will not let other ships or aircraft enter. Numerous attempts will be made to get the other craft to move away, but if they do not, the ship's captain's primary responsibility is to his sailors and his ship.
    The captain and crew did their jobs right, and I'm proud they did.
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