February 22, 2003

Operational Risk Management

Looking at the Navy Safety Center's photos of the week has certainly made me a believer in "operational risk management"... or, rather, made me realize that the world is filled with people who should not be trusted with large pieces of self-propelled or other machinery...

P.S.: Note the name of the boat. What happened to the Temporary Insanity I?

Posted by DeLong at February 22, 2003 05:37 PM | TrackBack
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Change the name of the craft to "Intentional Insanity".

Use the craft as a metaphor for the Federal government (and all other levels of government).
George W. Bush is the skipper.

The buoy is George Bush's deliberate policies for the coming fiscal trainwreck (mix metaphors well),
set in a concrete anchor in the seabed of uncompromised, ruthless ideology.

Damage to the craft (soon to sink, no life preservers) is the result.

Does the accident investigation reveal: A. stupidity; B.incompetence; C.insanity; D. adamantine intention on the part of the skipper and the buoy?

Will the investigators be defunded or bribed before the accident?


Posted by: John Thullen on February 23, 2003 10:05 AM

You'll find the Temporary Insanity I at:

http://safetycenter.navy.mil/images/photo10_small.jpg

Posted by: LOL on February 23, 2003 12:13 PM

If I remember correctly, this incident occurred in September 2000 near Stephensville, MD. Temporary Insanity II had two people on board. The only serios injury sustained was a broken collar bone; the rest were bruises and cuts... But, then, my temporary insanity may be failing me...

Posted by: Nikolai Chuvakhin on February 23, 2003 07:08 PM

Here's the photo for a closer look: http://safetycenter.navy.mil/images/photo43_4.jpg

Posted by: George J. Georganas on February 24, 2003 08:26 AM

Here's the photo for a closer look: http://safetycenter.navy.mil/images/photo43_4.jpg

Posted by: George J. Georganas on February 24, 2003 08:27 AM

but why is this thing moored to the depth marker? was it so the accupants could be rescued before it sank out of sight?

also, after the picture was taken, did they cut the mooring to let it sink?

deliciously ironic!

Posted by: Suresh Krishnamoorthy on February 24, 2003 08:57 AM

If he was trying to dead-center the marker, he missed by a good 2, maybe 3, feet.

Posted by: Ross Ewage on April 22, 2003 07:34 AM
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