- Nov 8, 2010
The Greeks use them more as multi-purpose boats. Not much of a mine threat these days. So crew needs reduced.My first sailing course...day one...motoring down Government Cut in Miami. When someone asked who had the right away, the instructor reminded us of the biggest right of way rule: The "Big Boat - Little Boat" rule.
The curious thing about all of this for me: the news story said there were only 27 sailors on board the minesweeper? Can you really run a modern (or semi-modern given the likely precarious state of the Greek navy) minesweeper with only 27 crew members?
Was leaving Syros one morning when a sweeper stormed out of the base there and went and confronted a Turkish warship in Greek waters. Whole thing played out over VHF. Interesting times.