For U.S. Navy destroyers, old controls might be safer than new tech

For U.S. Navy destroyers, old controls might be safer than n...

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The USS Fitzgerald collided with a Phillipine container ship in June 2017, killing seven sailors. Then, just two months later, the USS John S. McCain collided with a Liberian merchant vessel, killing 10 sailors. Megan Eckstein, deputy editor for USNI News, part of the U.S. Naval Institute, told me the National Transportation Safety Board found the USS McCain collision was caused by a helmsman who was confused by his touch-screen displays. The Na...Read More
The USS Fitzgerald collided with a Phillipine container ship in June 2017, killing seven ...Read More