On the latest edition of Open for Business, Tom Egelhoff and Shane Montalban got an education from a caller on submarine operation and collisions at sea.

At the time of the call, the discussion was regarding the following:

“Around 1:30 a.m. local time on June 17, the USS Fitzgerald collided with the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal 56 miles off the coast of Honshu, Japan, in a busy shipping route, drowning seven sailors aged 19 to 37 who were in their sleeping berths at the time of the collision.” (Source)

The caller also discusses the Ehime Maru and USS Greeneville collision.

Since that interview, we’ve had another collision at sea with 10 more American sailors losing their lives. The USS John McCain collided with a merchant vessel east of the Malacca Strait on Monday Aug, 21st. Even more remarkably, this is the fourth accident involving a US warship in Asian waters this year.

Below is a conversation with a caller who served aboard one of our US submarines in the 1980s and had some interesting info on collisions, including at least one collision he was personally involved in.

We also asked him about the Russians and their submarines.

Check it out: