Navy collisions: What’s next?

Reducing the risk of future incidents.

US Navy collisions: What’s next?

Jonathan G. OdomĀ For The Straits Times

How can the US Navy recover from the spate of accidents? By showing the appropriate level of concern. And so far, its swift and decisive actions suggest it will get to the bottom of the issue. Meanwhile, countries in the region with ships plying the busy Malacca Strait should also make sure their national laws comply with COLREGS, or the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.

Navigational safety is on the minds of many in the Asia-Pacific region, due in part to Monday’s collision between the USS John S. McCain and a commercial oil tanker on the maritime doorstep of the Malacca Strait.

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