The management interface called the cause of the collision of the American destroyer and the tanker
Before the collision the helmsman lost in the transfer of control to the backup console.
Poor training of the crew of the us destroyer “John McCain” was the reason the ship collides with tanker “Alnwick” near Singapore. This is stated in the report on the results of the investigation of the incident, prepared and published by the Ministry of the Navy of the United States. As ArsTechnica writes, although the document is not explicitly specified, it should still be that an additional cause of the collision of the destroyer and the tanker could be errors in the interface, that is, the arrangement of elements on the main console.
The collision of a U.S. destroyer “John McCain” and oil tanker “Alnwick” registered with the state of Liberia took place on 21 August 2017. The collision killed ten sailors.
“John McCain” suffered serious structural damage on the port side aft and below the waterline, but was able to walk to Singapore. Tank “Alnwick” was holed above the waterline and was able to continue swimming. On Board the Liberian ship, no one was hurt.
According to the report prepared on the results of the investigation on 21 August, the commander of the “John McCain” I noticed that the steering has difficulty with simultaneous retention rate and vehicle speed. It should be noted that in the place where the collision occurred with the tanker, relative to the very strong currents, and the navigation is pretty tight. Noticed difficulty steering the commander gave him the order to transfer control of the vehicle speed on the steering console on the starboard side.