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    Default Canadian Warships Collide

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/...algonquin.html

    The HMCS Algonquin (Destroyer) and the HMCS Protecteur (Oiler) collide, during a towing training, while en route to Hawaii.

    No injuries are reported, but the destroyer has sustained significant damage to the hangars port side.



    Hope this is not a re-post, I did a search for it.
    I know the Navy wants new ships, but I think there must be easier ways of convincing the higher ups to speed up the process. That makes it now 3 ships involved in collisions this year.

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    They have more than 1?

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    Eh, they were doing maneuvers really close to each other, bumps happen... And actually, if it honestly would speed up the process to getting new ships, they should play bumper cars with those destroyers more often. By the time they might actually get replaced, those Iroquois-class could possibly start collecting a pension.

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    Saw a comment on another website:

    "why'd they send the whole navy to the same place at the same time?"

    I had to laugh
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    Sad to hear this, hopefully they can get the dents banged out without breaking the bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckedge View Post
    Saw a comment on another website:

    "why'd they send the whole navy to the same place at the same time?"

    I had to laugh

    LOL.

    I wish I could still use that but my country is arming up right now.

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    Thankfully no one was hurt.

    Oh the RCN jokes are old here.

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    They had an aircraft carrier once too!

    I'm glad that no oil spill resulted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroamerican View Post
    They had an aircraft carrier once too!
    They had three aircraft carriers once, you mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy_Doolittle View Post
    Thankfully no one was hurt.

    Oh the RCN jokes are old here.
    Yes. Like this golden one from Satirewire.

    [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]
    "Canada Warship Seizes Tanker in Arabian Sea" -- *******, Feb. 8, 2002
    [SIZE=3][*******#990000]
    CANADIAN WARSHIP SEIZES TANKER IN... WAIT...
    CANADA HAS A WARSHIP?
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    [SIZE=2][*******#990000]Oh Right, and Switzerland Has Nuclear Weapons[/COLOR][/SIZE]
    Arabian Sea (SatireWire.com) Canadian television reported Friday that a Canadian warship in the Arabian Sea had seized a tanker suspected of smuggling oil from Iraq, leading many to suspect that the report was a hoax.
    [FONT=ariel][SIZE=2][*******maroon]The Halifax Class frigate Vancouver.
    Honest.
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    "You're kidding, right? Canada has a warship?" asked U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. "Like for war?
    "Does Canada know?" he added.

    "Nobody was more stunned than we were," said Kali Omari, first mate of the seized vessel. "We saw this frigate steaming toward us, and we were worried, but then we saw the maple leaf on the flag, and we thought, 'Oh, Canadians. What the hell do they want?'"

    When an officer of the HMCS Vancouver announced that the tanker was about to be boarded, the crew of the detained ship was confused, said Omari, but their confusion quickly turned to anger when they saw what the Canadians sailors were carrying.
    "They were armed. With guns," said Omari. "Canadians. With guns. And a warship. What is this world coming to?"
    "They were pretty rude, too," Omari added. "They started asking us all sorts of questions, like 'Where did that oil come from?' But first we wanted to know who gave them the damn warship."

    According to Canadian defense officials, the Vancouver is one of four frigates deployed in the region to assist in the U.S.-led Afghanistan conflict. The tanker was stopped, officials said, because its cargo of crude oil violated United Nations sanctions, which prohibit Iraq from selling oil unless in exchange for food and medicine.

    The U.N. said the incident is already under investigation, and promised swift action against those found responsible for giving the Canadians guns. Initial findings indicate that theVancouver crew may have been watching too many American television shows.
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    http://www.satirewire.com/news/feb02/warship.shtml

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    That's an impressive scar. Ladies will love it, honest.

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    I wonder if they are even going to bother repairing the Destroyer. Its a Air-Defense vessel, old, and just got beaten up by an aged Oiler.

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    Look, the maple leaf was spared. That's all that matter.

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