Posts Tagged: Accidents

Classified military operations coincided with fish kill

This investigative story was posted on the Hawaii Independent.  What was DARPA doing in the area off of Ni’ihau?  Why won’t they tell the public? Classified military operations coincided with fish kill Posted March 17th, 2009 in Niihau by Joan Conrow A Navy contractor was engaged in classified operations around Ni‘ihau in mid-January when a… Read more »

Air Force Sergeant killed in motorcycle crash

H-1 Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified Examiner Says Air Force Sgt. Died Of Multiple Trauma Injuries POSTED: 5:56 pm HST February 24, 2009 UPDATED: 6:11 pm HST February 24, 2009 HONOLULU — The man killed in Sunday’s deadly motorcycle crash on the H-1 Freeway has been identified as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. The… Read more »

Stranded Navy ship severely damaged coral reef

The two Navy photos below show the damage to the USS Port Royal. In the first photo, the sonar dome is ripped open and scrapes mar the new high tech anti-fouling blue paint.  The bottom photo shows where propeller blades were sheared off. In the following photograph by Floyd Morris for the Honolulu Star Bulletin,… Read more »

Grounded Navy ship damaged Hawaii coral reef February 20, 2009 Grounded Navy ship damaged Hawaii coral reef DLNR can seek fines for harm caused by warship’s grounding By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer The state for the first time yesterday confirmed there was significant damage to coral reef caused by the 3 1/2-day grounding of the guided missile cruiser USS Port… Read more »

Stuck Navy ship dumped 5000 gallons of raw sewage, but didn’t report it

The USS Port Royal failed to disclose to State regulators that it dumped 5000 gallons of untreated sewage into the waters off the Honolulu Airport.   Many people fish, swim and paddle canoes in those very waters.   Yummmm…  The Honolulu Advertiser article captured the absurdity of the incident: The omission was one more bit of embarrassment… Read more »

Grounded ship refloated on 8th anniversary of Ehime Maru collision Captain of grounded warship relieved of duty The USS Port Royal ran aground last week but has been refloated and is back at Pearl By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 10, 2009 The key to freeing the 9,600-ton guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal from a rocky and sandy shoal near the… Read more »

Navy warship ran aground, is stuck off Honolulu

Here we go again. Another military accident.  Here’s a story from the Honolulu Star Bulletin: CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARBULLETIN.COM A Hawaiian Airlines jet took off from Honolulu Airport yesterday. In the background is the grounded guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal. Navy’s tugs fail to pull warship off sea bottom The USS Port Royal is… Read more »

Amphibious vehicle sinks off Waimanalo

Military Vehicle Sinks During Exercise Written by KGMB9 News – January 13, 2009 07:10 PM Strong surf is being blamed for a Marine Assault Amphibian Vehicle sinking off the Bellows Training area. The AAV, similar to this one sunk just after 6:30 Monday night. Military officials say no one was hurt, and that a… Read more »

Military chopper makes emergency landing on North Shore Military Chopper Lands on North Shore Written by KGMB9 News – January 05, 2009 06:23 PM Schofield Barracks is releasing more information about the helicopter that went down at 5:30 Monday evening. The Army says two soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division smelled fumes in the aircraft and… Read more »

Article on Women and Military Bases in Asia-Pacific

Gender and U.S. Bases in Asia-Pacific Ellen-Rae Cachola, Lizelle Festejo, Annie Fukushima, Gwyn Kirk, and Sabina Perez March 14, 2008 Editor: John Feffer The power dynamics of militarism in the Asia-Pacific region rely on dominance and subordination. These hierarchical relationships, shaped by gender, can be seen in U.S. military exploitation of host communities, its abuse… Read more »