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HSV-2 Swift is a hybrid catamaran originally leased by the United States Navy as a mine countermeasures and sea basing test platform. She was privately owned and operated by Sealift Inc. and previously chartered to the United States Navy Military Sealift Command. She was primarily used for fleet support and humanitarian partnership missions. As of 2015, the ship was reported to have been operated by the UAE's National Marine Dredging Company. On 30 September 2016, the ship was reportedly sunk off Yemen.

Swift returned to Incat at Hobart in July 2013 for refit for sale or charter. As of July 2015 the vessel is reported to be operated by the UAE's National Marine Dredging Company. Houthis fighters claim to have sunk the Swift off the Yemeni coast around 1 October 2016. The UAE military reported Swift had been involved in an "incident" and said there were no casualties, but did not say whether the ship was damaged. UAE officials reported that the ship was carrying aid when targeted by an anti-ship missile.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSV-2_Swift

"The ex-US naval logistics ship Swift is now operating under the flag of United Arab Emirates (UAE), which may be using it to support an amphibious operation in Yemen."
http://web.archive.org/web/20150730225454/http://www.janes.com/article/53274/hsv-2-turns-up-off-aden

"The Houthi-allied Yemeni Republican Guard were able to destroy an Emirati Navy HSV-2 Swift ship near the port city of Mokha with a C802 Cruise Missile."
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/uae-warship-obliterated-off-coast-yemen/

"Yemen: Houthis claim attack on UAE military vessel"

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/...tack-uae-military-vessel-161001212236896.html

"Houthis target UAE ship carrying aid"
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/New...els-claim-attack-on-UAE-military-vessel-.html

Some achievement, shooting up a barely armed vessel with an antiship missile.....

 

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Wait for the UAE/coalition to launch a 'shake the earth/revenge BS' operation with their jets and kill Yemeni civillians.
 

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Some achievement, shooting up a barely armed vessel with an antiship missile.....
If it causes a caution on part of the navies of the GCC and keeps them from shore; I believe that is an achievement on its own.

That being said, I believe the issue occurred during DS and the presence of silkworm batteries by Iraq if I am not mistaken. If the GCC had slightly better fighting sense, sending that ship in those areas along with better intel would have had air ops carried out to first eliminate the SSM launchers before sending that ship into the area.

The GCC commanders have made the mistake of assuming that they are fighting just rag tag tribesmen whilst forgetting the well reported presence of Iranian intel and Iranian trained personnel within those ranks.
Once they change their gears towards a different fight, they will have much better success against the Houthi resistance and mop it up pretty quick.
 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSV-2_Swift

"The ex-US naval logistics ship Swift is now operating under the flag of United Arab Emirates (UAE), which may be using it to support an amphibious operation in Yemen."
http://web.archive.org/web/20150730225454/http://www.janes.com/article/53274/hsv-2-turns-up-off-aden

"The Houthi-allied Yemeni Republican Guard were able to destroy an Emirati Navy HSV-2 Swift ship near the port city of Mokha with a C802 Cruise Missile."
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/uae-warship-obliterated-off-coast-yemen/

"Yemen: Houthis claim attack on UAE military vessel"

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/...tack-uae-military-vessel-161001212236896.html

"Houthis target UAE ship carrying aid"
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/New...els-claim-attack-on-UAE-military-vessel-.html

Some achievement, shooting up a barely armed vessel with an antiship missile.....

Yea that looks like an aid ship!!! LOL!!! Didn't you know, Saud's are the world champions of Democracy!!!! LOL!
 

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That wasn't aid.
perfectly clear there was three explosion on the ship at 0:50
I just wonder what they transport and to where
That is the (single) explosion of the missile hitting the ship. You then see resulting fireballs emerge on both ends of the vessel. At the rear likely through the open deck area, at the front possibly from penetrating debris and residual missile fuel still moving forward.

Anyway, you can't really tell the cargo wasn't aid from that footage alone. For example, if it were aid, it could also include fuel(s), motorized transports, fuel tanker even (she was originally designed as automobile ferry with a large vehicle deck). Fuel is often part of aid, e.g. to power (hospital) generators And aid item such as milkpowder, sugar and flour could also yield a explosion. See 'dust explosions' e.g. in flour, dairy and sugar processing plants. Large internal (diesel) fuel tanks ensure that the ship has a long 4500 nmi range. In US service she was fitted with a large heli deck, and so there could also have been aviation fuel present.


It appears hangar and vehicle deck do not have solid door but some sort of curtains instead. She is built to commercial, not military/navy standards.



http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2010-07/gray-matter-not-so-sweet-surprise
http://www.baghouse.com/2013/10/introduction-to-combustible-dust-explosions-common-to-baghouses/
Elements of a Dust Explosion
Posted by Airsystem Sales, Inc. on Jul 13, 2012 in Campaign, Combustible Dust | Comments Off on Elements of a Dust Explosion



Elements of a Fire:

  1. Combustible Dust (fuel);
  2. Ignition Source (heat);
  3. Oxygen in the air (oxidizer);
Additional elements needed for a Combustible Dust Explosion:

  • Dispersion of particles in sufficient quantity and concentration
  • Confinement of a dust cloud
Basically any combustible material and some considered non-combustible (your fuel) in the right concentration suspended in the air could lead to an explosion with potentially deadly consequences
http://www.airsystemsales.com/combustibledust/
I believe all five elements could have been present in this case ...

If it causes a caution on part of the navies of the GCC and keeps them from shore; I believe that is an achievement on its own.

That being said, I believe the issue occurred during DS and the presence of silkworm batteries by Iraq if I am not mistaken. If the GCC had slightly better fighting sense, sending that ship in those areas along with better intel would have had air ops carried out to first eliminate the SSM launchers before sending that ship into the area.

The GCC commanders have made the mistake of assuming that they are fighting just rag tag tribesmen whilst forgetting the well reported presence of Iranian intel and Iranian trained personnel within those ranks.
Once they change their gears towards a different fight, they will have much better success against the Houthi resistance and mop it up pretty quick.
This ship should doesn't have the sensors to detect an incoming missile (reportedly a C-802 or Iranian Noor variant), nor does it have any means, passive or active, of stopping one.



A Noor launcher is very diffcult to distinguish from a civilian truck, and it would be difficult therefor to detect its presence in an area in the first place. It has a range of between 30 and 170km, depending on version (Qader variant 200km). It doesn't need much more than a navigation radar to target.




 
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Recent pics show no armament and solid hangar door.





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Yea that looks like an aid ship!!! LOL!!! Didn't you know, Saud's are the world champions of Democracy!!!! LOL!
Goodmorning hot tempered friend. Had you read my post proper, you would have seen I do not claim it to be an aid ship. Those are words used by Al Arabiya. I merely pointed out that on the basis of the nighttime footage shown in a previous post, one cannot determine what its cargo was. And that even seemingly harmless supplies like milkpowder, flour and sugar have explosive potential.

If you didn't have a get night sleep or are chranky simply because you didn't get some last night, please go back to bed. Don't start with me again.
 
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