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"Over at the Bloomberg News desk. They should be the biggest time of the year for an industry. That's 1/4 of July favorite. That's the sound of a Zambelli fireworks show in Pittsburgh a few years ago. The sound you won't hear is much this year because of covert 19 with downturn and the fact that the majority of displays are canceling it could affect the viability of the industry. Zambelli fireworks chairman Dr George Zan Bellies company dates back to the 18 nineties and provides jobs to people who plan and run more than 2000 displays annually. We have full time sales staff project managers, choreographers, the traditional secretary of pull wildly. Will be a tough year for Zambelli and the fireworks industry. He does see some signs of hope. Some of the communities were starting to decide to have displaced later on the number of from Labor Day weekend I made Cori Bloomberg radio. The guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald has arrived in its San Diego home ports following more than two years of restoration and modernization. At a shipyard in Mississippi. The Fitzgerald was damaged in a collision off the coast of Japan and 2017 that killed seven sailors Ship again it's service following its commissioning in 1995. As the U. S. Sees the highest number of new covered 19 cases in a day. Some health officials are concerned about gatherings over the Fourth of July weekend..
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"Call to WNYC dot ORG slash sticker to get yours today. And thanks again. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry gross in the early morning darkness of June seventeenth two thousand seventeen the navy destroyer USS FitzGerald collided with a cargo ship in the South China Sea, the much larger cargo vessel ripped a huge hole in the FitzGerald killing seven sailors, two months later, another destroyer the USS John McCain collided with another cargo ship leaving ten more sailors dead. Our guest. Veteran journalist t Christian Miller is part of an investigative team at the online news site propublica that looked into the crashes and problems with navy operations that may have contributed to them the reporters found that ships in the seventh fleet were chronically understaffed and that crews were often exhausted poorly trained and working with outdated or poorly maintained equipment and software. They also found navy commanders had flagged the problems for years, but little was done to address them t Christian Miller is a senior reporter for propublica. He's covered four wars a presidential campaign and reported from more than two dozen countries and two sixteen. He shared a Pulitzer prize for an investigation into the failures of law enforcement to properly investigate reports of rape. You can find his stories about the navy collisions reported with colleagues Robert federa Chee and Megan rose on the propublica website, well, t Christian Miller, welcome back to fresh air. Let's start with this horrific collision June two thousand seventeen between the American destroyer, the US FitzGerald in this cargo vessel the AC X crystal. Tell us a little bit about these two vessels and the risks of a collision should they cross paths? Well, these are not to vessels that you would typically imagine ever crossing path much less climbing into each other. The ACS crystal was a thirty thousand tonne cargo ship. It was transiting into Tokyo. Harvard to deliver some goods, the US has FitzGerald was a American destroyer of the Arleigh Burke war class. It is the main destroyer which now sails the seas all over the world for the navy, and what's unique about Arleigh Burke class destroyers. And this includes the US has FitzGerald is they are designed specifically to detect any kind of incoming threat be at a missile another worship an airplane from hundreds of miles away. So the idea that a thirty thousand tonne slow moving cargo vessel could ever collide. With a one point eight billion dollar destroyer specifically designed to avoid threats like that was an increase. Audible thing to think of ever happening. And so when it did happen. It really shook the navy and give us wherein win. Did this happen? What sort of waters were they sailing? Sure. So on June seventeenth two thousand seventeen the US has FitzGerald was sailing off the coast of Japan is about twelve miles off the coast. It's become night. There was a little bit of a moon. So you could see across the ocean. There's no storms or anything else. And it was sailing on its way to emission the South China seas. It was about one twenty AM in the morning. So very early in the morning when the crystal hit the side of the US has FitzGerald in a collision that Torah gigantic hole in the side of of the FitzGerald. So it hit the starboard side. What parts of the ship were impacted and what specifically happened there? So so let me try and put you on the bridge the ship, which is where the ship is steered from a navigator from it's one twenty m you have about ten or fifteen people who are responsible at this hour of the night for navigating the ship through these waters off the coast of Japan, they leave their in basically, there's not much traffic around them. This is the mindset of the people who are on the ship right now and suddenly with less than a minute to go by some estimates. They finally see this three thousand ton freighter coming toward them. They begin emergency of widens maneuvers. It's very late in the game. Obviously, the what's called the officer of the deck who is the person who's in charge of the ship of that moment was a young tap aim of Sarah topic by all accounts. The tenant J G cop a kind of panic a little bit, and she turned the FitzGerald right in front of the cargo ship in an effort to dodge out of the way, it was a miscalculation. It went against all the rules of seamanship. And what she essentially did in that moment is she exposed the FitzGerald being hit directly by the crystal. When that happened. The crystal has kind of try and draw the picture for your listeners, the crystals large ship it's much higher than the FitzGerald, much, tolerant FitzGerald and beneath the surface that has a protruding how you might have seen them before. It's almost like a giant bowl foul, which houses some the navigation equipment. What happens then is that the crystal basically catches the FitzGerald in a pincer between its leading prow at the top and the protruding part of it at the bottom and punches a hole simultaneously in a sleeping quarters where there's about forty sailors asleep and at the same time it punches a hole in another sleeping quarter. This one's occupied by one person, the captain of the FitzGerald a Bryce Benson. So this was a massive collision. The crystal was just this huge ship with all this moment him what happened to the sailors who were sleeping been that birth. That was was directly hit right? I mean, the physics of this collision are incredible to think of essentially what happened is once collision occurs. There's a whole punched in the side of the shell in two from places water begins flooding into the sleeping apartment, which is underneath the water line. There's about thirty five to forty sailors who are asleep in the compartment at that time. They're suddenly basically they begin to hear shouts people getting here shots. Look there's water on deck. The get out get out. So people begin to sort of stand up, and they find themselves quickly submerged in water up to their waist within within seconds. And they begin having to try to evacuate in the space, and then kind of describe the space a little bit. It's in the middle of the night. Of course. So there's no lights on at all in the sleeping berthing area. There's no kind of a collision with sound the no collision Larne without. And so these guys were basically asleep and the next thing they know they're woken up by a cold water flooding in a lot of the inside and has been tossed aside and tumbled onto the floor. There's lockers there's an exercise bicycle there's there are very chairs and to quit they're all floating in this water. The water itself is as kind of laced with kind of an oily foam, which is part of the what happens when it breaks through the whole of its Gerald crystal. Does. And so these guys are immediately within seconds, basically fighting for their lives, and the amazing thing is that of the of twenty seven sailors are able to escape from this darkened pitch black windowless sleeping area within about sixty seconds to ninety seconds. However, not everybody does seven on the sailors are trapped in the room. It's not clear whether or not they ever woke up or we're conscious but all seven sailors. An autopsy later determined died of drowning so those seven sailors did not make it out. And that was the time that was the largest seaborn accident number fatalities that occurred since the nineteen seventies. And one of the remarkable details, I read in your story was that sailors were able to maneuver out despite the darkness despite the rise rising water and all of the debris because they trained to do this with blindfolds because this can happen. Right. It's one of the things that's supposed to happen immediately. When you check into a navy ship. Is you get training on how to escape your sleeping quarters while blindfolded, the navy is well aware that you have to be able to get out of your sleeping quarters in case of flight or attack or anything else? So it's one of the primary things they train on one of the failures describe it to it even becomes something of a ritual breaking in new new sailors because they have to have time blindfolds to kind of walk around almost like Frankenstein a monsters. It was how a strategy in terms of them being able to feel their way out of their birthing unit and upper ladder and then escaping to a safe place. So there was this chaos in the the births underneath where the sailor were sleeping, the captain his his sleeping quarters where he had and he was not on the bridge at the time. We'll talk about that some more. What happened to the ship itself? So that's where the physics of the crash are so incredible. What happens to the ship itself as wants to thirty thousand ton and the eight thousand ton FitzGerald, CLYDE, is that the force of the collision is so great that actually pushes the FitzGerald on three hundred sixty degree rotation to the middle of the Pacific Ocean in the middle of the night. And the image was one of the striking images that kind of stain me and they're pouring in the story. It's just this this out of control ship, which is lost all its power loss at steering loss at slights. They're seven crewmen who are who are passed away in the sleeping quarters there. People who are trying to get out of their own saving quarters all over and in the middle of this chaos. You're also doing uncontrolled spin in the middle of the night for the Pacific Ocean. And that three hundred sixty three spin doesn't end for five minutes for the kind of spinning the ocean at the same time. The crystal also bounces off basically from this collision. They think that the two ships are locked side by side for a few. You seconds, and they split off in different directions. The crystal then ends up heading directly for another gigantic cargo ship, and it has to maneuver out of the way as well. So just all this kind of happening in the in the dark of the ocean was a startling image for meeting to consider. Yeah. And you described these somewhat panicked sailors on the bridge who were trying to guide the ship. It's dark and they're trying to see things with lights from cell phones. Right. As the power goes out on the entire FitzGerald. Because of the force of the blow knocks out some of the generators. And so you have sailors all over the ship who are using cell phone lights from their cell phone images. There's some emergency lights that are kicking on. But it's been described to me that those lights were not enough to eliminate the entire ship. So you have people running for the darkness. Nobody really knows. What's happened? Keep in mind that too. I mean, new sailors were all asleep, and nobody really thinks that they're going to be hit by gigantic cargo ship. So there's there's questions flying about where they attacked. They hit by a missile. Go ground is all complete chaos, and nobody is there's no easy way to figure out what's happening in these immediate minutes of the aftershock because everything has been shut down was the FitzGerald in danger of sinking. So what happens with its Cheryl? Does. It begins to take on water both in sleeping apartments, and there's other compartments nearby. That are connected, and they all begin to.
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"The handover six years of President Trump's business and personal tax returns. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin telling Democrats he will not meet their deadline because his lawyers are deeply concerned about the personal privacy of every single American. So they're going to spend an unspecified amount of time considering the legality of all this Republican Grassley back Mnuchin up declaring it should be alarming to every American that Democrats in his words are trying to weaponize, the IRS oxyde, Henry House Ways, and means committee, chairman Democrat Richard Neal demand of the tax returns, which the president has declined to release as he says they are under audits Washington still a buzz about testimony from attorney general William bar who told the Senate subcommittee on Wednesday. He believes the Trump campaign was spied on and it's his job now to learn whether that surveillance was justified I feel an obligation to make sure that government power is not abused. I mean, I think that's one of the principal. Roles of the attorney. Then he Democrats critical of bars statement, the attorney general said he intends to examine the Genesis of the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling that eventually became the special counsel's probe navy secretary. Richard Spencer has dropped criminal charges and court martial proceedings against the former commander of the USS FitzGerald and one of the ship's junior officers seven sailors aboard that guided missile destroyer died when the ship collided with a commercial vessel in the South China Sea in June of two thousand seventeen the navy saying in a statement, the decision is in the best interests of the navy the families of the Fitzgerald's, sailors and the procedural rights of the accused officers the naval careers of commander Bryce Benson. Lieutenant Natalie comes are still effectively over though, Wall Street higher Wednesday. The Dow up six points. Nasdaq gained fifty five the s&p five hundred.
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"Wasn't scheduled for anything unusual that day. I was supposed to fi- normal routine cargo mission. But when I got to chew live. I got a recall to return to denying for a special mission. We were told that the special forces camp Cam dot was being. Overrun by superior North Vietnamese force, and we were supposed to have with the evacuation Cam duck. Does it was was being over on? When we check Dan was the airborne command post. They told us to go down to the south west of the field in orbit, and they would call us when they were ready for us because they had several airplanes in front of us. So we did. The first C one thirty that went in had all four of its engine shot out while he was on the final the second airplane took on a load of two hundred versions and right after takeoff shot down and all on board. We lost. The third airplane landed a few survivors got on board then transport team under heavy attack from all sides, and he took all. And left three combat controllers on the ground. And. It reported to airborne command posted he picked up the last of the survivors. And. Command post. Call the fighters and says, okay, fighters you go in and and destroy the camp, so whatever's there can't fall into the hands of the enemy. So they were going in to do that when the file call and said, no, no, he just left three men. Combat control told team off the airplane. By this time. It's getting pretty dark clouds all over the place, and whether it was really deteriorating badly airborne command post call and ask foos any anyone into a Senator that couldn't go in and take those guys out, and I was looking out the window. And I knew exactly where they were. So we called and said Roger we're going in. And. From nine thousand feet started a. Freely steep landing approach Beyer speed was right at the maximum for that configuration. The rate of descent hit the limit on the instrument. So I don't know how fast going down from nine thousand feet. I lost all of that altitude in a two hundred seventy degree turn rolled out on the final approach about just about a thousand feet from the end of the runway and was able to touchdown within the first hundred feet of runway. So I was lucky sky in the world, I was able to stop that airplane. Exactly opposite the three guys that were in the ditch and they started running out George airplane, and as they're getting on board. I'm looking back and co-pilot goal out. Oh my God. Look at that. And one hundred twenty two millimeter. Rocket had been fired directly towards airplane and it's skidded down to runway and broken half and stopped right immediately in front of the nose wheel of the airplane. I mean, really really close it didn't go off. So again, the luckiest guy in the world. Loadmaster call. They're all on board. Then took off in the opposite direction. And as I was was taken off automatic weapons and small arms fire was was directed front of me from both sides of the runway, we got off the ground safely. And really, you know, they were two miracles there that after one is that you were able to get in and get out safely and the other one is it was not a single bullet hole in here. When you receive the medal of honor of your life changes, and it changes dramatically. I have to represent the thousands of Americans have served their country. Make them proud of what you have done it what they have done. And that's a tough job telling tell you. You can be anything you want to. It's a matter of choice, and one of the things that was taught to me by my mother and the minister was it. Regardless you, always do the right thing. How can you tell what the right thing to do is my philosophy is that have all the options that you have available to one you most would not like to do. That's probably the right thing..
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"Round number five spaceport is being turned into a TV show, and how they are going to create it is the mind of the beautiful Steve Carell who is most widely known as Michael from the office. Let's get into this a little bit. On June eighteenth two thousand eighteen the federal government announced the creation of six major division of United States armed forces the goal. The new branch is to defend satellites from attack and perform other space related tasks or something. This is the story of the men and women who have to figure. And that was part of the trailer for a new Netflix series called space force, which is brought to us by the minds behind the office. And we'll be starring Steve Grell also be also be writing and producing it too. I was thinking that it would be them in like outerspace fighting aliens or something, but it turns out they're just gonna be doing the show based around the people tasked with creating the experience of the armed services. So it's going to be like, I'm really imagine. Steve Carell in like a like an office setting like doing stuff like that in that being successful. I, you know, I feel like he's done it before I feel this vague other sense it he's been there. Evan almighty. I'm. That's someone bringing a forty year old virgin or something you were. Anyway, I thought initially like, oh, they're going to be in space. Holy crap. But it is going to be pretty much like the office. But on the admin side of the military. I think as they try and go through all the red tape and all that which I mean that kind of stuff the jokes right themselves. If you've been in the military, or you've been stuck in some sort of government organization, you know, how ridiculous it is. So I think they're going to nail it and this'll be Corrales first TV role since he played Michael Michael, Scott. There's no release date yet. But I heard there's about twenty episodes that are gonna be coming out on Netflix. So really, I assumed it'd be a lot shorter than that. I think that place in order for that many. So I don't know. Yeah. I mean, obviously, as you said, the jokes are definitely the themes just the directions. They take this show or endless what I do have a big fear that people just because it is Steve Carell, and it's in. What it seems like very similar to the office. People are then going to compare it to the office. And I just don't think I mean, the office was transcendent TV comedy to try to catch lightning in a bottle twice and make that relevant and funny. I think is going to be a very very big challenge show. I have a slight fear that it could. I don't wanna I shouldn't say stink. But not live up to what people are expecting because I think the bars just so high. I hope the show opens, and it's all the same characters from the. Did it do space forces? Pam..
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"It'll help rehabilitate your image as well as give you a chance to tone. Sincerely, six veterans and college football fans. Okay. We'll thank you for that reason. There's a lot to impact here fancy. Southern man was snob. Yeah. Most definitely wasn't a hell Billy who wrote that. No, there's a lot. There's a lots pack your. I mean, the first of all is these guys are just complete losers. Because at the crux of this. These are adults that are berating kid. I think it was six better than women. Pasta. But see that that's one of my big problems with college football is because of how big the game has become an how commercials become you have these fans that treat these kids as if they're professionals in some sense, and they have no problem berating them and speaking ill of them, and they forget that they're just kids going out there because they love the game. Because you know, obviously, there's a lot of talk about to pay pay whatever that's a whole discussion. But they're out there because they love point football. And they're not trying to throw an interception. They're trying to miss a tackle. So the fact that these guys would take the time to write this letter is just absolutely sickening in my opinion. I think if you use the term coward and your not being sarcastic. Like, I tweeted last night that if Microsoft doesn't bring back Zun, they're cowards joking around about being cowardly Europe. Fucking loser. Like. A loser. There. You know? You don't sign your names on it? Roy say six veterans and college football fans guy, you're fucking name. Six veterans are going to be sitting around drinking a beer and be like, you know, we should do that motherfucker from Notre Dame. Let's write him a letter. Okay. I'll write it. No Bill, right it. But it's all right it together. It's not the continental congress. It's better to football. What my guess is. They were naval academy graduates for I can't imagine just random veterans would care this much about this kid. And you know, they they say like, oh, you know, you spit on the flag heated spin on the flagless. And Honey a kids. I think we're gonna too much saying at the end, there's no plural involved. This one person to believe that six I don't even know if it's veteran, I can see just being somewhat. I believe the letters real. I don't believe it was from maybe not. I don't know. I have a hard time. Someone hard time thinking somebody would care about this kid that much. But maybe I don't know. What flag? Let's that's ridiculous. Rewarded while if it is rights the transfer act? That's my thing because you talk to every player on the team you can talk to every coach, but playing football at one of the academy's is one of those things that until you're actually doing it for yourself. You cannot fully appreciate what it is like and how you will react to it. And I don't hate the kid had a nice freshman year realize. Okay. Maybe I could play at the next level. And then they changed the rule. You don't not everyone is meant to serve in the military. And that's okay. We talked about a couple of years ago, how the people that we want in our platoon in our fleet or the ones that really want to be there. So for him to realize, and he has this option is as you don't start the first day of class your junior year, you can transfer without any sort of penalty. So he didn't break any rules. He didn't need any exemptions. He just decided the able kademi is not for me. I don't have that commitment to serve and I'd like to pursue my education. Elsewhere that is completely fine in my opinion. Yeah. And maybe what maybe. One day. Maybe one day he will regret it. Maybe one day. He'll say he'll be you know, in his six-year nanna fell in Saint. Wow. That was the best choice. I made. So if you do regret it when you look back hit us up. I'm gonna keep the return address of this Mela. Will you could ride a back and say, you are right friend. I was wrong. I should've stayed got his school where I didn't really wanna go while term move on. Okay. It was me. I wrote that. Wanted to fire on give us a topic. I knew this reeked of you, Catherine..
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"The football letter counts football. That's the great thing about twenty nineteen. We have played the last game. There's still always something to talk about in the college. I can tell Kate as excited to talk college football that it's favorite topic of all the topics we cover here on zero bug thirty. But now there's a letter that a circulating that was sent to a low Gilman who is a safety for the university of Notre Dame. He started his career at navy in twenty sixteen. He's from island Hawaii Navias well-known for recruiting a lot of players from Hawaii mainly because of their coaching staff and head coach, and he went to the naval academy and had a very very good freshman year, and this is back in twenty sixteen. If you remember we've discussed Zillow bog thirty the whole idea of academy players being able to go to the NFL and was back and forth. Are they allowed to do that the surfers and when he committed and went to navy in twenty sixteen rule was in place. Hey, if you're good enough to go to the NFL when you graduate. You can go while he was there that rule changed? So a low he said to himself. All right. We'll I think I might have shot because he had a very nice freshman year. Played in twelve ten. Twelve games was a force on the defense. So he opted out of the naval academy and went to Notre Dame where he sat out a year, and then played this past year and had a very very nice season. And is one of the best producers for their defense. Now, the problem with college football is that some folks take it a little too seriously. As was the case here when Lowy received the following letter that young Catherine will read to you now. Mr gilman. We must express utter contempt for you in your education and career decisions over the past couple years, you were honored with the highest appointment to the United States naval academy, and we're given a one year prep school scholarship because of your questionable academic record. And now, how do you think our great.
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"This is the big day tale. Yes. This is this is a big deal. So after the collision we we lost all power ship asked. We we lost plumbing. Right. So people had the pissing either in bottles on I was eating pissing down shower drains. You know, it's in again at general quarters. You can't you can't leave your spot you have to stay there. So for someone to take a piss bottle as tonight, that's totally acceptable in that situation. Especially absolute one, you cannot leave into it was no plumbing. They they had buckets setup in in random plate in showers. Just just ship buckets shit in the same toilets overflow. It was it was a second nest. So so for yes for people to piss him bottles at at that time, you know, that's totally fine in my book. And I'm sure other people can agree with me. But unfortunately, anybody with a rational brain would see that's not that's what that is the definition of what we call majoring in minor issues. I mean, that's not even. An issue to me like you have to piss you still going to have to piss you might at least. You're not this pissing straight up on the deck. Exactly in you know, headline hundred sailors had their Dixon vaginas overboard. Yeah. Exactly. But you'll that's the thing. They're going to focus on on tiny little things like that. And what was really weird to me is is two thousand nineteen. It's been over a year and a half since the collision. So I saw a pop up on Facebook. And kinda I was puzzled for for a few minutes hours. Like, why why are we still talking about this in a why why is coming up, you know? You know in. It's just frustrating, especially Hollywood bashing us making Zog like a bunch of it's yeah, that's gotta be imperatively flex reading. While. Do we appreciate you taking the time? Giving us the real story and. If you ever I can't imagine going through that with small community and losing seven of the three hundred. I don't think people realize how I didn't think about it until now like how impactful that's going to be for you as for a long time. So sorry. It connects you want one thing I wanna say to is guys talk a lot about mental health and mental health in the navy. It's a big issue right now. Because what I've noticed is that it's more so geared towards weeding out people that are of making shit up than it is to actually help the people that are really really seeking help my Iran too. I ran into trouble personally, but with doctors because especially in Japan, this one mental health unit in Japan for for the the large bay sets over there in Costa, and they're they're undermanned in their overworked. So it's a big issue that I think people need to look into definitely no doubt about that. Mental health care cross the board his gotta improve while, dude. I want to say your name. But I appreciate it. Get sailor for coming on the show in like, I said if you come on the show you will remain anonymous. I promise you that this episode. Are this round is the next round is going to be brought to you by our friends at kite..
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"All right. So now thirty and this is that I want to try to do if you listen to one of our segments. And we discuss something that is going on the active duty military in you are involved in that incident by all means reach out to us. If we get it wrong. We will bring you on the show to correct it. Because I think that's important. We have a sailor who was on the US Gerald whenever the incident happened. Can you kind of walk us through? Why this 'cause you were pretty upset man when you hopped into our when you have to the dams on Instagram, you're a little upset. Well, basically, I saw I saw this new probe that came out and Gami odyssey. Pretty fired up in not alone in feeling fired up here as a lot of friends sharing sharing the article. But a basically they they were talking more opposite is big issues. But they were really highlighting the huddles and kettlebells and trash in in the whose combat information center, but CIC for short or combat which everyone. So I thought it was absolutely ridiculous that the report really highlighted on the trash because you know, like, I said in the end, the they're it's absolutely Jewish for their own to highlight that because. To get hit by ship. That's three times is a u just kinda put into perspective DG's about five hundred feet long. So for a ship to be three times that size to to to hit you start with a little love tap. It's it's it's a pretty violent collision. So when you're inside in the other hit you what happened. While auto bit before that, you know, I was I was kinda I was working. I was waking time happened at one thirty in the morning, and you know, just do my thing. And I'm sitting there, and all of a sudden, I could feel ships, you know, speed up. You know, you hear the engines really start to kick in and we start to turn really heavily. It was really it was one of those things where gut feeling just kinda kicks in and you know, right away. I knew something was wrong before I could slowly process that feeling we just got we got nails. Not reading really get a warning that collision alarm didn't go off is just all of a sudden. Yeah. So yeah, we went to general quarters for fingers loon, general courtes-, it's battle stations. I guess so you get assigned to go to a specific spot on the ship. Whether it be into a repair locker, which is where all the damage control equipment is is hells such as firefighting gear anything to, you know, go flooding toxic gas anything of of that nature. So we immediately knew that we had to to get to how long has to get there. Whenever that that alarm that sound goes off how long do you have to get there? Well, one general quarter. Learn goes off, you know, some real shit going on. So you kinda get there as fast as again, the end 'cause you you did training and stuff in you kind of prepare for things like like, you know, I don't wanna say like that happening because nobody thinks that's going to happen. Right. But but you kinda prepare for these things, but once things actually happened. It's just drown starts kicking in everyone's running all over the place. It was really it was it was chaos at the time ensure everybody can imagine right. But we're at general quarters for see it happen at one thirty in the morning, we didn't pull back into our home for. 'cause luckily we weren't that far from our home work when it happened. So we were able to get pulled back to our home port pulled by tugboats back, but we didn't get back and still think it was like seven or eight at night. So we were actively fighting fighting the flooding for you know, almost eighteen hours but found violating whenever, sir. I've never been on a ship. Neither as conser Kate. What is it looked like whenever you're fighting? Are you like fucking Gilligan's island with buckets shit like getting off or what are you doing? Well, there will there those pumps that we have and pumps they, you know, it's not it's not meant to you know, control flooding that big. But but one thing that the that they did for us to kind of keep us his they made like a bucket brigade where we have people going down to a space in crystalline when all down couple decks below and just toss buckets..
"uss fitzgerald" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Today's. What are those days? Today's magazine is full as fuck bulletin number one. I'm triggered by military, bro. Instagram's star workout videos in my being a little bitch bullet number two an update from last week a sailor who was on board the USS Gerald when it was involved in a collision joins us to correct record from last week to long didn't read shut the fuck up about the piss bottles in the kettlebells bullet number three is a football player who weighs Aloha to haters who are but her about him leaving the naval academy for Notre Dame. Because he has a potential shot at the NFL bullet number four Steve Carell the minds behind the office are launching a new show space force. They got minute breakdown a black hole when this comes out not. So she said round five chaps triggered because again Kate called around bullets and the document. That's get this thing started. All right before we really get started with the rounds. I have one thing that I wanna say beginning I had such a lovely morning because my daughter had to go to a doctor's appointment that wasn't the reason why it was lovely. But my wife brought her home from the doctor's appointment, and I got to bring her to school. And it was like the gods were playing volleyball just set me up with a beautiful little buck set, and I could come in with the spike, I was going through the serious dial. And when you know it when I was about ninety seconds away from pulling into her middle school with people standing outside and get ready to go in the classes, kansas's lovely to carry on your way word son came on. So I. I took the bow speakers that are in my wife's Tahoe put them bitches on like ninety five percent road down all windows. So she's getting out of her car while it is Larry Larry, whether even whether even kids outside the school already started yet, they're outside it'd between periods of there's kids outside. They looked over to see what this music was my daughter's red hair with soon matched by her face of being ready. Hell and apple dude, straight up tackled chick monk driving all the windows down. I'm cruising down the road. So happy it put a little pep in my step. And then I got the chance to cook. The UPS driver parked in front of my house when I pulled in and I gave him it wasn't. He was a UPS driver. But he was in a u haul truck for some reason truck is parked in front of my house. So I get out slammed the door just look at it said, what do you do it? And he was like. Oh, sorry. I'm an Amazon driver just delivered. I felt like a big swing dick right before zero block thirty start. What other genes I am ready round? Number one. Let's go do you even lift sergeant. So I've been going back to the gym. And I think all of us have Kate you fell off the wagon a little bit, right? I'm I'm fully off. Now. Agan katherine. How are we doing with these New Year's resolutions in general, folks? I'm doing Tehran smoking drinking. I'm not at the gym. You know, this saw something this morning. We're recording this on Thursday the seventeenth. I saw something that the seventeenth is typically the day when most people quit on their resolutions, and dwell I re upped resolution 'cause we've been a member at the YMCA for a while. And one of the biggest issues is because I mean, surely like everybody else's listening to Q driving around doing ever, you're doing for your job. Everybody's busy Miwa MCA. Membership place is like twenty minutes away. And that's with no traffic..
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"Begins and milwaukee's river west neighborhood over the weekend police say thieves hit up vice cars on booth street then smashed the windows of at least six more those coming on the heels of whitefish bay in shorewood police encouraging people there to remove valuables into wok their doors after a dozen or so vehicle break ins in the past week the president demanding answers from the justice department after reports that an alleged informant was sent to spy on the two thousand sixteen campaigns today president trump is expected to officially follow through on his stunning order tweeting i hereby demand that the department of justice look into whether or not the fbi doj infiltrated or savell the trump campaign for political purposes sunday the justice department said it would investigate deputy attorney general rod rosenstein sane and a statement quote if anyone did infiltrate or savell participants and our presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes we need to know about it and take appropriate action kenneth moton abc news washington north korea displays the closure of its nuclear test site this week foreign journalists will be allowed to a journey deep into the country's mountains to witness it the closing on mount mandera much taty display of goodwill before leader kim jong un's planes summit with president trump next month the closure will also mark an end to the world's last active underground testing site sconsin native in marquette graduate will be in court in washington dc today bryce benson was commander of the navy's uss fitzgerald when it crashed last summer near japan hearing is the first time the exact charges against benson will be heard so far the navy has declined to specify some three thousand uw milwaukee students got their diplomas sunday during their commencement ceremonies loved ones watch from the stands of panther arenas graduate celebrated their years of study with bugs president peter fagin the featured speaker meanwhile out east a former white house contender the keynote speaker at yale's graduation hillary clinton went back to yale university a former presidential candidate warned graduating seniors america is facing a fullfledged crisis in our democracy i say this not as a democrat who lost an election but as an american afraid of losing a country nineteen seventythree yale law school grad also addressed the school shooting tragedy in texas enough is enough we need to come together and we certainly need commonsense.
"uss fitzgerald" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir
"Tonight the crippled uss mccain is in poor did a naval base in singapore while searchers work to find those ten missing sailors and the navy scrambles to find the cause of this latest accident the gaping hole in the ship's haul giving only a hint of the horror that took place in inside it's an intolerable and inexcusable tragedy it was before dawn when the destroyer one of the most sophisticated ships in the navy collided with the oil tanker in a busy shipping lane in the south china sea the bulbous nose of the tanker piercing the destroyers left side which would be near birthing areas for the crew in addition to those missing five sailors were injured four medevac to a hospital in singapore it is the fourth navy mishap this year the second major collisions for the seventh fleet in two months seven sailors died in june when the uss fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of japan what have we missed his something changed in the environment are radars so good or relying only on radars and not basic seamanship this senior officers on the fitzgerald's have been relieved of duty and today the navy announced all operations will be halted for the next several days for the entire fleet this trend demands more forceful action at a director an operational pause be taken in all of our fleets around the world and martha raddatz with us live tonight and martha this is not only a human tragedy with these sailors still missing tonight but this leaves the navy now without two ships in the pacific at such a critical time it does dave and now have two billion dollar warships out of commission all coming at a time of tension with china and when north korea is threatening the us and its allies with what it says are nucleartipped missiles david.
"uss fitzgerald" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news in washington i'm core of a coleman the us navy says it's looking for ten sailors missing from the u s s john s mccain the naval destroyer collided with an oil tanker east of singapore the navy says the ship's hull has significant damage and peers anthony kyun says this is the second collision involving a us destroyer this year the guided missile destroyer uss join us mccain was on route to singapore when it ran into a six hundred foot long oil and chemical tanker the ship belongs to the japanbased us seventh fleet which announced the incident the fleet said the us ship sustained damage on its ports on the extent of the damage in the cause of the collision or under investigation last week the navy relieved the commanding officer of the navy destroyer uss fitzgerald of his duties he and several officers were held responsible for a june 17th collision with a tanker that killed seven crewmembers anthony kuhn npr news beijing president trump is scheduled to address the nation tonight about the us strategy in afghanistan the president said in an earlier tweet that he's arrived at a decision on a new afghan strategy after meeting with us military leaders on friday at camp david npr's jeff bennett has more president trump's speech tonight follows a lengthy strategy review in which white house and pentagon officials have been weighing a more aggressive role for the us military in afghanistan afghanistan is america's longest war us forces invaded after the september eleven th attacks and over through a taliban government there are now roughly more than eight thousand us troops supporting afghanistan's security forces.
"uss fitzgerald" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly search teams are looking for ten navy sailors missing from the uss john mccain after it collided with an oil tanker that happened in the south china sea east of singapore the navy says the destroyer has significant damage to its hall and pr is anthony kyun says this is the second collision involving a pacific base navy ship in two months the guided missile destroyer uss us mccain was on who to singapore when it ran into a six hundred foot long oil and chemical tanker the ship belongs to the japanbased us seventh fleet which announced the incident the fleet said the us ship sustained damage on its port side the extent of the damage in the cause of the collision or under investigation last week the navy relieved the commanding officer of the navy destroyer uss fitzgerald of his duties he and several officers were held responsible for a june 17th collision with a tanker that killed seven crewmembers anthony khin npr news beijing several sailors aboard the ship were injured joint military exercises involving the us and south korea are underway the annual drills began today though continue for eleven days north korea as calling the exercises reckless president trump addresses the nation tonight about afghanistan and how the us military will proceed in that country over the weekend the president tweeted he'd reached a decision after reviewing options with his national security team a day earlier it's not clear if trump intends to send more american troops to afghanistan the pentagon proposes sending nearly four thousand additional us troops to help afghan forces deal with the taliban an isis linked militants.
"uss fitzgerald" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news in washington i'm jim hark president trump is set to lay out the us strategy in afghanistan than a televised address to the nation monday night speech was scheduled after the president and his military advisers gathered at camp david for a strategy review defense secretary james mattis won't discuss details but says he satisfied with the outcome of the meeting rigorous and got it in fall all members of the cabinet of after dirty staff i fake large madness was speaking on board a military jet taking him to amman jordan the pentagon is awaiting a final announcement by trump on the plan to send nearly four thousand more troops to afghanistan a us navy guided missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship early monday in waters east of singapore five sailors are reported injured and ten others are missing the accident involving the us us john us mccain is the second since june when seven sailors died aboard the uss fitzgerald after it collided with a container ship in waters off japan police in spain continue searching for the driver of the van that ploughed through pedestrians on a popular promenaden barcelona in pierre seraya sarhadi nelson reports the suspects mother is pleading for her son to give himself up catalan police say the freeman's that were used by the terror settle or rented by a suspected driver when arrest warrant names as 22yearold yunus apple yet coop two other suspects were missing including the terrorist cells spiritual leader are believed to have been killed in an explosion at a house where the men were building bombs the catalan police chief told reporters more than a hundred tanks have butane gas were found at the house in the town of alkhan are west of barcelona investigators also found traces of tatp an explosive material used by isis in other attacks in paris in brussels psoriasis are heading elson npr news barcelona.
"uss fitzgerald" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news in washington i'm jim hark the us navy says ten singlers are missing and five of been injured after one of its warships collided with an oil tanker off the coast of singapore the bbc steve jackson reports the us as john us mccain was damaged in the collision with a liberian flag vessel the uss john mccain was heading for a routine port visit in singapore when the collision happened east of the malacca straits the other vessel involved was an iberian flagged oil tanker substantially bigger than the warship boats and helicopters from singapore a searching for the missing salas five others have been injured on thursday the us navy announced disciplinary action against the commanders of another warship the uss fitzgerald which collided with a merchant shipping june killing seven sailors the bbc's steve jackson reporting president trump is scheduled to address the nation monday night about what the white house is calling up half forward for america's engagement in afghanistan in south asia as npr's jeff bennett reports the president said in a tweet that he arrived at a decision after meeting with military leaders at camp david president trump's speech monday night follows a lengthy strategy review in which white house and pentagon officials have been weighing a more aggressive role for the us military in afghanistan afghanistan is america's longest war us forces invaded after the september eleven th attacks and overthrew a taliban government there are now roughly more than eight thousand us troops supporting afghanistan's security forces.
"uss fitzgerald" Discussed on NPR News Now
"He completed special forces training last year for npr news i'm judy phase in salt lake city the navy says the commanding officer of the uss fitzgerald is among three top officers being removed from duty aboard the ship the moves were announced by the vice chief of naval operations two months after a collision between the destroyer and a commercial container ship off the coast of japan seven sailors aboard the fitzgerald were killed in that collision the three being removed our commander brice benson the ships executive officer and the master chief petty officer a statement from the navy's seventh fleet describes the collision as avoidable president trump is describing efforts to remove confederate statues from cities and towns in the us as an attack on america's history and culture the president's comments came five days after that white supremacist rally in charlottesville this is npr news from washington funeral services are being held today for one of two virginia state troopers killed in a helicopter crash last weekend troopers burke bates and cullen were helping to monitor that white supremacist rally in virginia before their helicopter went down federal investigators say there was no distress call for the crash bates funeral is today collins is being held tomorrow gang violence was the focus as attorney general jeff sessions traveled to north carolina yesterday gary brown with member station w fdd reports from winstonsalem sessions spoke to more than five hundred local and federal law enforcement officials that the gangs across the carolinas chaining symposium he cited a small north carolina town of hamlet which cancel this year's july for celebration because of fears of gang violence and mud best judge much time in law enforcement and watching it from the senate judiciary committee i'm afraid this is a trend.
"uss fitzgerald" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir
"Tonight breaking news this justinian but critical new numbers on the senate healthcare bill how many americans could be left uninsured and president trump declaring victory for his travel ban the supreme court reinstating part of his executive order raging wildfires in the west nearly two dozen fires burning homes in flames hundreds of families evacuating bar reporter on the fire line collision course the new report the cabinet of that massive cargoship claiming the uss fitzgerald did not respond to warning signals moments before the deadly crash panic in the sky the passenger plane violently shaking in mid air who possible engine damage caught on camera pilot telling passengers to pray tonight what we've learned about why this happened this is abc news to not with david muir good evening i'm tom yomise in for david tonight and we begin with that breaking news from capitol hill tonight the senate's planned to repeal and replace obamacare facing an uphill climb senate majority leader mitch mcconnell aiming for a vote by the end of the week the president sounding optimistic but there is resistance from a growing number of senators from their own party resistance to at town halls and protest around the country just today this diane in bloomington indiana and tonight the congressional budget office predicting that the plan would leave millions more americans uninsured while raising premiums for some of the most vulnerable abc's mary bruce starts a soft tonight on capitol hill now the pressure mounting tonight republicans are scrambling to negotiate you're gonna get tf.