Where do I start on this list of many acts of dumb ass?! First of all, the MCM class of mine hunters has the most precise Global Positioning System, in the world! It can accurately locate the ship within one square yard anywhere on the globe! But, electronic and mechanical things malfunction and the electronic charts have to be accurate, which they were not in this case. But, the Navy has decided to solely rely on digital charts and GPS machines, to navigate our ships. No sexton, no charting a course on a paper chart, and what about depth soundings from the fathometer? No, instead, we drive a multi- million dollar mine hunter onto a "Protected" coral reef. Dumb Ass!
And what is the recourse of this act of incompetence? The Navy has decided to scrap the much needed Mine Hunter ship! Instead of pulling it off the "Protected" coral reef and repairing the ship. The Navy management, in an act to protect the poor, defenseless, coral reef. What utter stupidity!!! People may die on ships that will be blown up by mines placed in the Straight of Hormuz, by someone from the peace loving religion of Islam because we do not have enough Mine Hunter ships as it is and we have now scrapped on to save a defenseless coral reef! Dumb Ass!!!
So, our dependence on automation, and the fools who place a coral reef over a war ship, have cost the American taxpayers and the Navy a valuable asset that is desperately needed in the war on terror. Who ever made this decision should be Court Martialed and fired! Then, the Navigator of the Navy should make the use of manual navigation practices mandatory, immediately! I am just sick of the stupidity that totally encompasses the management of the Navy. If a ship or a group of ships is attacked, I hope at least one sailor survives to tell the story of blatant incompetence and cowardice!
But, I should rest assured that females have an equal opportunity to participate in the incompetence and the uniform they wore was stylish, but unsafe.