Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sub "News" Only Insiders May Appreciate

(The Philippine Star) | Updated June 12, 2014 - 12:00am  Aussie submarine surfaces off Samar
[Cropped photos are shown below; the one on the right accompanied the actual news article and was captioned as shown.  Obviously, the photo at right is not of any Australian submarine class. Note the dual dry deck shelters, pitched foredeck and fairwater plane tapering of the U.S. Ohio class sub (on the right).]

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"The Australian sub unloaded a patient, who was not identified. Information about the submarine’s origin was not immediately available." ...  [the text indicates the sub's unavailable origin as Australia] ...

Navy public affairs chief Cdr. Gregory Fabic said the Australian armed forces attaché called them on Sunday requesting for a medical evacuation.

“Basically, the sub was in transit when they requested the medical evacuation. They were in international waters,” Fabic said.

A Philippine Navy ship met
[DF 339, verified] with the Australian submarine Sunday to evacuate the ailing sailor.

The patient was brought to the Tacloban Doctors Hospital and later moved to Manila for further treatment. “He is now in stable condition,” Fabic added.


M.E. is not being critical of a humanitarian rescue by a genuine ally.  A more accurate report (without photo) from the Manila Standard Today was easily found online here.  We should be comforted that a female MSM journalist has not misreported that a sub-based U.S. SEAL TEAM operation of Samar Island (central P.I.) in which an injured sailor was executed by the Taliban.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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At 17 June, 2014 06:17, Blogger Pete said...

Hi Vigilis

A happy ending. How bout swapping one of our topnotch Collins for that (SSGN*?) Ohio?

* see


At 19 June, 2014 11:50, Blogger Vigilis said...

Glad it was a happy ending, Pete.


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