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Offline flowers

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Navy warship reaches sailboat with sick toddler on board
« on: April 06, 2014, 08:41:19 AM »


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Re: Navy warship reaches sailboat with sick toddler on board
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 09:52:39 AM »
I'm glad they saved the baby, but am more angered that four people died because of neglect.

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Re: Navy warship reaches sailboat with sick toddler on board
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 10:27:13 AM »
I'm glad they saved the baby, but am more angered that four people died because of neglect.

I wonder why this required the services of both the Air National Guard and the US Navy.  Where was the Coast Guard in all of this??  900 miles is not beyond the range of a Coast Guard Cutter or any of its long-range search and rescue aircraft.




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Re: Navy warship reaches sailboat with sick toddler on board
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 10:31:55 AM »
I wonder why this required the services of both the Air National Guard and the US Navy.  Where was the Coast Guard in all of this??  900 miles is not beyond the range of a Coast Guard Cutter or any of its long-range search and rescue aircraft.

It's possible that the Navy ship just happened to be in the area. It would make sense if they were just a lot closer, and it was way more convenient to not send out the coast guard.
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Re: Navy warship reaches sailboat with sick toddler on board
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 10:35:08 AM »
It's possible that the Navy ship just happened to be in the area. It would make sense if they were just a lot closer, and it was way more convenient to not send out the coast guard.

Yes, except that Navy ship got underway from San Diego to respond to this.

I have never heard of it being inconvenient for the Coast Guard to respond to an emergency at sea, especially so close to a major port like San Diego.

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Re: Navy warship reaches sailboat with sick toddler on board
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 10:43:01 AM »
Yes, except that Navy ship got underway from San Diego to respond to this.

I have never heard of it being inconvenient for the Coast Guard to respond to an emergency at sea, especially so close to a major port like San Diego.

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Any hypotheses on why the Coast Guard was not involved?
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Re: Navy warship reaches sailboat with sick toddler on board
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 12:55:37 PM »
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They send a warship for a 1 year old but for 4 people in Benghazi ...
Puzzling - and troubling - indeed.
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Re: Navy warship reaches sailboat with sick toddler on board
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 11:06:11 AM »
I wonder why this required the services of both the Air National Guard and the US Navy.  Where was the Coast Guard in all of this??  900 miles is not beyond the range of a Coast Guard Cutter or any of its long-range search and rescue aircraft.
My question as well. Why not the Coast Guard? Maybe the family is a obama mega donor or has a family member who is?



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