Offshore Navy Almost Sink my boat with a torpedo ( Video )

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I was heading in from fishing the lower nine mile bank with my brother and his son. The boat was 1 mile from the outside channel buoy when I see a helicopter kicking up water about 20 feet into the air and moving at a good pace. It looks like were heading at each other so I turn south out of his way. All of a sudden my brother yells submarine ! I slam the boat in neutral and we watch three orange torpedo's racing by us being dragged by the helicopter. If I did not put the boat in neutral it would have been head on. This is real. The Reel Brothers. If I did something wrong, My bad. In 55 years fishing out of this port I've never seen this.

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Towing target drones for the sub to do sonar tests on - a lot goes on in the middle of the week navy-wise.
 
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You almost had a brand new boat courtesy of the Navy ,,,,
 
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Good thing you didn't catch one of those, they are a CLOSED FISHERY.
 
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If u hit them they would probably say it was your fault u know its the government they do want they want
 
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I got a e-mail, This is what it said. They were retrieving one of training torpedo's (MK-30) doing what we call an OOTR (Open Ocean Torpedo Recovery) using a torpedo cage. We use the torpedo in training our SH-60F and MH-60R for their primary mission area of ASW
I can't say who gave me the E-mail I have a history with the Navy
 
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Sunday evening coming back from the pens we saw a naval chopper towing some unknown.
There were also a couple of naval vessels in close proximity.
And we caught BFT.:D:D:D
 
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yup, doesn't surprise me. Often times I've been coming back from the islands and they have been involved in similar exercises that have made me nervous while the hover right over us. Cant they do this thing just bit further out and not right in the path of vessels returning to the harbor? just my 2 cents.
 
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yep - experienced this before about 6 years ago. Thought I saw a tiny skiff in the distance but it turned out to be a para-scope breaking the surface. Spooky but glad they're on my side! Our troops are awesome!
 
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it is possible they were tracking an unfriendly sub.... and at that point keeping the country safe was more important then stopping what they were doing to make sure your ass was safe....and then maybe not
 
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