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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:59 AM

13. The Navy expert spokesperson in this article is my nephew!!

https://www.businessinsider.com/videos-show-russian-destroyer-nearly-colliding-with-us-warship-2019-6

Naval affairs expert Bryan Clark offered some clarity on just how risky this situation is, explaining that 50 feet to 100 feet for a destroyer is comparable to being inches from another car while barreling down the freeway.

"It's really dangerous," he told Business Insider. "Unlike a car, a ship doesn't have brakes. So the only way you can slow down is by throwing it into reverse. It's going to take time to slow down because the friction of the water is, of course, a lot less than the friction of the road. Your stopping distance is measured in many ship lengths."


-JB

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