Monday, December 14, 2015

It's A Boat, Senator

The USS Milwaukee, an advanced littoral combat ship and the most recent vessel launched by the U.S. Navy, lasted less than three weeks in the water before a problem involving metal filings in its lubrication oil caused it to suffer a “complete loss of propulsion.” The $362 million ship had to be towed into port for repairs.

The incident sparked an angry statement from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “Reporting of a complete loss of propulsion on USS Milwaukee is deeply alarming, particularly given this ship was commissioned just 20 days ago,” McCain said in a statement. “U.S. Navy ships are built with redundant systems to enable continued operation in the event of an engineering casualty, which makes this incident very concerning.

Me thinks John has never owned a boat.

Complete article here ...

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Capt Tony's

If these walls could talk ...

No, we're not in Key West, but we were a while back. (yes, I like the fuzzy shots)

Gonna be another Christmas in Memphis — It's been warm there and we're hoping that holds out a while longer.