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Sooooo many times. The worst was in Senegal when they over-filled the tanks so badly that there was a geyser of fuel coming out of every sounding tube in OPS berthing, JO Jungle (the converted OPS berthing lounge), and a bit after, just above AUX 2. The worst part was that it created standing fuel about 2 inches deep in OPS berthing that then seeped through the escape scuttle (that had long ago become non-watertight) into Combat Systems berthing one deck below, raining fuel from the overhead and damaging all of the racks in the after section of the berthing. There were a lot of guys (including my Sonar Techs) who had their coffin racks full to the brim with this nasty diesel fuel (the fuel quality in Africa is horrendous) which ruined thousands of dollars of uniforms, linens, mattresses, and personal items.You got fuel?
The good news: The Navy has a program to reimburse Sailors in just this type of occasion.
The bad news: In order for SUPPO to request that money, you have to report the incident. Guess what the CO, XO, CHENG, and MPA all decided not to do. . . .
And that's just reason #42 of 540+ why I am no longer a SWO.