Posts Tagged: Accidents

Critical perspectives on the Sinking of the Cheonan

Korean Americans: Korea’s Cheonan Ship Sinking Incident-Questions Thanks to Sung-hee Choi and her No Bases Stories of Korea blog for forwarding this video by Korean Americans that raises important questions about the sinking of the South Korean ship Cheonan. In an email she reminds us: The  issues of Cheonan ship and Jeju naval Base should… Read more »

Who Sank the South Korean Warship Cheonan?

South Korea and the U.S. have blamed North Korea for the sinking of the South Korean ship Cheonan.  But the circumstances surrounding the sinking are very murky.  This article by a Japanese independent journalist hypothesizes that the ship may have been sunk by friendly fire.  He also discusses a story that was quickly suppressed in… Read more »

800 gallons of sewage spills into Pearl Harbor Updated at 2:03 p.m., Saturday, April 17, 2010 800 gallons of sewage spills into Pearl Harbor Advertiser Staff An estimated 800 gallons of sewage has been discharged into a storm drain at Merry Point, Pearl Harbor today due to a broken pipe, according to the state’s Department of Health Clean Water Branch. The break… Read more »

Soldier dies in motorcycle crash in Waipahu Soldier dies in motorcycle crash in Waipahu By Star-Bulletin Staff POSTED: 08:13 a.m. HST, Apr 15, 2010 Speed may have been a factor in a motorcycle crash that killed a U.S. Army soldier on Farrington Highway near Fort Weaver Road last night, police said. The crash happened at about 9:56 p.m. on Farrington Highway… Read more »

Kane’ohe Marine death under investigation Updated at 8:14 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Death of Marine under investigation Advertiser Staff The Navy is investigating the death of a Marine who was found unresponsive Tuesday morning at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe. Military police responded to a 911 call for help at a barracks room on the base early… Read more »

U.S. Navy woman held in Okinawa hit-and-run U.S. Navy woman in Okinawa hit-and-run THE ASAHI SHIMBUN 2010/03/18 NAGO, Okinawa Prefecture–An American servicewoman was taken into U.S. military custody Wednesday in connection with an apparent hit-and-run that injured a 2-year-old boy. U.S. military authorities announced the same day that the woman, 25, was placed in custody on suspicion of driving under the… Read more »

Pearl Harbor submariner died in waters of Mokapu-Marine Base

The missing boater, whose body was found in waters off the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe was identified as a submariner based at Pearl Harbor.  He was found near Kuau, what the military calls Pyramid Rock. >><< Updated at 1:24 p.m., Monday, March 8, 2010 Boater who died off of Marine base identified as… Read more »

Demoted Navy Captain Led Warship into Drag Race March 5, 2010 Navy Captain Led Warship into Drag Race Officer Demoted Not for High-Speed Race, Navy Says, but for Abusive Behavior Toward Crew (AP) A Navy captain was demoted because she berated and assaulted her crew, not because she led her guided missile cruiser on a drag-race with another U.S. warship in the… Read more »

Marine killed in motorcycle crash

Posted on: Sunday, February 28, 2010 Motorcycle crash kills Marine Advertiser Staff A Marine stationed at Camp Smith was killed yesterday when the motorcycle he was riding rear-ended a car on H-1 Freeway near Kapolei. The motorcyclist, a 24-year-old man, was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, said Bryan… Read more »

Soldier killed in fall from ridge in Makaha valley

A young man who fell to his death 1/10/2010 from the steep ridge at the back of Makaha valley was a soldier. >><< Fire crews recover hiker’s body in Makaha By Star-Bulletin staff POSTED: 08:30 a.m. HST, Jan 11, 2010 Firefighters this morning recovered the body of a 28-year-old man who fell about 400… Read more »