Originally Posted by Dockhead
Why didn't the U.S. destroyer give way? 5 short? More brilliant U.S. Navy seamanship
My thoughts exactly!
From the video, this looks like the classic
"just abaft the beam" fine line confusion
....where the Russian believed he has starboard rights and the US ship judged the Russian to be overtaking.
Both were wrong in pushing it to a close CPA , no doubt due to a build up of naval testesterone on both vessels from not blowing their cerebral tubes
Incidentally this is one of the few scenarios where the US ship is allowed to alter course to Port, which I think they did from the 2nd part of the video