This is coolbert:
The American navy does it. The Australian navy does it too.
Breakdown at sea. Ship ineffective. Repairs needed. Get a tow?
See my previous blog entry USN LCS class of warship difficulties. Thanks in this case to the Russian Internet web site Sputnik.
"MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Australian Navy frigate HMAS Adelaide was crippled by a massive power failure after completing a humanitarian mission in Tonga, earlier devastated by a volcanic eruption and tsunami, the ship's commander, Captain Stuart Watters, said on Monday."
NO POWER period? Even back-up failing? Sailors having to sleep on the deck the inside of the vessel is so stifling in the tropical climate.
These modern warships are extremely "touchy", the slightest damage even in a non-combat environment renders a ship out-of-action.
HEY! No one ever said life in the military was going to be easy, did they?