Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Philadelphia CO Relieved?

Cross-posted from The Stupid Shall Be Punished:

Word on the street is that the CO of USS Philadelphia, CDR Steve Oxholm, is being relieved as a result of the collision of his boat with M/V Yaso Aysen northeast of Bahrain two weeks ago. I earlier discussed the collision here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. This action was apparently taken following an Admiral's Mast with CTF 54, RADM John Bird, where Captain Oxholm was found guilty of a violation of UCMJ Art. 110, Hazarding a Vessel. Supposedly Capt. Robert Brennan, Deputy Commander of CSS-2, has taken command of Philly until they can get a new CO assigned.

Two other officers were apparently also re-assigned off the boat as a result of the collision.

Staying at PD...


At 5:46 PM, Blogger Vigilis said...

Things just got curious and curiouser!

At 8:49 PM, Blogger Bubblehead said...

I had figured that this one would happen; I thought the only way he might survive is if the Navy figured it didn't want to "admit blame" in the Admiralty Courts by firing the CO, but that was a longshot.


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