Agato Destroyer Collision: Bridge Management Questions

The bow and stern parts of the Seitoku Maru fishing boat are lifted onto the deck of a salvage barge Wednesday off Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture. Two fishermen from the boat were still missing on Wednesday. (TSUYOSHI TAKEDA/ THE ASAHI SHIMBUN) A number of sources are beginning to flush out the circumstances surrounding the collision between the Japanese Aegis class … [Read more...]

Don’t forget to tell the boss – Admiral Sacked

A short follow up to yesterday's post: 72 ColRegs and a Japanese Destroyer Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba has decided to dismiss Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) Chief of Staff Eiji Yoshikawa over failure to report a ship collision in time on Tuesday, Japanese media reported Friday. Yoshikawa waited ninety minutes to inform higher ups. The full report is at … [Read more...]