Saturday, October 31, 2009

U.S. Navy Ship Mistakenly Fires on Polish Port

The U.S. Navy has egg on its face, but at least no blood, after an accidental firing incident in the Polish port of Gdynia on Wednesday. Three rounds were fired from an M240 machine gun into the town, but no injuries or damage were reported, officials said.

The reason for the mistake was an accidental discharge while the gun was being cleaned. The incident happened as the U.S. destroyer, the U.S.S. Ramage, was in port after retuning from an international exercise in the Baltic Sea. It was preparing to leave later that day. No injuries or damage were reported, the Navy said.

Polish military police boarded the ship to investigate. Navy officials said the crew of the U.S.S. Ramage cooperated fully, and that no U.S. sailors were taken into custody by Polish authorities. There was no immediate word of a U.S. Navy investigation into the incident.

The M240 is a belt-fed, gas-operated medium machine gun firing the 7.62 x 51mm NATO cartridge. The U.S.S. Ramage (shown) is an Arleigh Burke-class Guided Missile Destroyer.
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USS Ramage, was in port retuning after an international exercise in the Baltic Sea. He was ready to leave later that day. No injuries or damage were reported, said Navy.

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American sailors cooperated with the Polish police investigation into the shooting, and according to its original schedule.Thanks

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It's being said that the reason for the mistake was an accidental discharge while the gun was being cleaned.

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He was ready to leave later that day. No injuries or damage were reported, said Navy.

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American sailors cooperated with the Polish police investigation into the shooting, and according to its original schedule.

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Gaia Saunas said...

The incident happened as the U.S. destroyer,the U.S.S. Ramage,was in port after retuning from an international exercise in the Baltic Sea.

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Polish military police boarded the ship to investigate. Navy officials said the crew of the U.S.S. Ramage cooperated fully, and that no U.S. sailors were taken into custody by Polish authorities.

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The incident happened as the U.S. destroyer..Really so sad..

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Thats good,no injuries or damage were reported...THOUGH it was a mistake and this mistake was an accidental discharge while the gun was being cleaned...but this mistake could lead to many injuries and blood..

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Its was no immediate word of a U.S. Navy investigation into the incident.Good one!!!

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Randallnicholas said...

it is nice to read but, it is not easy to digest such a mistake easily. specially from military forces, they have to be careful always before implicate any routine drill.