22 August 2017
Collisions between major vessels are rare, but when circumstances conspire, even the most advanced technology and anti-collision systems cannot prevent accidents, experts said.
Maritime expert Collin Koh of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University said a ship like the the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain would have not just the primary air and surface surveillance and fire control radar systems, but also the usual navigational radar system.
It is unclear if the system had detected a potential collision. Human error also cannot be ruled out.
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