Quick Updates On MSP And Frank Cable Accidents
Stars and Stripes has an article with some "information" on the status of the investigation of the loss of the Sailor from the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul last week. The suggestion that the two lost submariners weren't attached to their safety lanyards doesn't make much sense, though, considering the reports of how strong the winds and seas were; if they weren't attached, it seems unlikely their bodies would have stayed near enough to the boat to easily find.
There's some good news regarding the survivors of the USS Frank Cable steam leak -- the prognosis for eventual recovery appears good for all five, although it sounds like their rehabilitation will be very involved due to the nature of their injuries.
Bell-ringer 2229 03 Jan: As a commenter points out, either I didn't read the MSP article very carefully, or they changed it after I posted without indicating an edit. The article says it's the men who either weren't attached to lanyards or had a longer line who survived; if that's the case, the one not in a harness was probably the safety swimmer. Not being attached to the safety track, he would have been able to swim clear, instead of being pushed against the hull by the storm. The same may be true for the other survivor if his safety line was longer.