There can be any number of excuses for running a guided missile cruiser aground. Unfortunately, the Navy won’t like any of them. I suspect the CO of this ship will be looking for a new job, if he ever gets his ship off the shoal. Needless to say, it doesn’t help that it’s sitting in full view of half of Oahu.
The shoal was known to the Navy. “Clearly, the ship is not where the ship should have been. The investigation will determine exactly why the ship got to the point where she was in shoal water,” Walsh said