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Maritime accidents boost interest in US Naval Academy training

from The Associated Press via Navy Times

Interest in the Yard Patrol program has increased as the Navy explores how to prevent collisions at sea like the ones in the Pacific in 2017 that led to the deaths of 17 sailors in separate incidents involving the guided-missile destroyers Fitzgerald and John S. McCain. The U.S. Naval Academy has reviewed its seamanship and navigation training curriculum, including the YP program, as part of a larger Navy review. Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the academy's superintendent, told its board that the motor skills midshipmen learn in the ships, known as YPs, are valuable. more


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