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Would that work? Can the radar distinguish the size, two ships vs 1? I wouldn't put it past the gov to try it.
 
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USS John S. McCain: Navy wants answers after warship, merchant vessel collide - CNN

There seems to have been 4 Navy collisions in recent months. This time with the USS John McCain. You guys might be right that the Navy is doing something wrong unless there is an Asian plot against America. Nothing surprises me anymore.
 
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Eh, McCain was way down in Singapore, and Fitzgerald wasn't even on the Korean side of Japan,
so it's not a case of trying to shadow bigger ships.
Sounds like mistakes from operational exhaustion, worn out by being at full readiness for years.
 
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I think that there are better expressions than "operational exhaustion" to describe the situation.
 
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Ok, and there's a "Bermuda Triangle" angle to this as well.

Originally Posted by http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/09/cargo-ships-may-be-creating-lightning-sea
Cargo ships may be creating lightning at sea

By Sid PerkinsSep. 7, 2017 , 4:15 PM

In a study published today in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers calculated average yearly rates of lightning in the northeastern Indian Ocean and the South China Sea for the years 2005 through 2016. They found that two major shipping lanes (one between Sri Lanka and the northern tip of Sumatra, and another stretching northeastward from Singapore past southern Vietnam) experienced nearly twice the number of lightning strikes as similar strips of ocean a few hundred kilometers away.
Ok, this s just weird enough to be interesting, (or merit an "In Search Of" episode, cue Leonary Nimoy voice over)
Interesting that something is messing with atmospheric electrical potential in the same areas where some seriously high tech ships are running into or being run over by big slow cargo ships.
 
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I wonder if it's just that the sea is being disturbed more in those areas? Maybe changing the salinity or something else? Sort of like a glowing wake does?
 
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Well, they're officially not sure-
The summary notes the increase in lightning strikes is wider than the shipping lane,
so it's not just big metal boat = lightning rod or St Elmo's fire.

Initial theory is that diesel soot acts as a cloud seeding mechanism.
 
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