Second time this happens in couple of months with tankers of all things?
I'm not buying it. I refuse to believe that US navy is this incompetent and can't detect slow moving high-rise building sized chunks of metal, with the worlds most advanced sensor equipment.
Even if a tanker chased the warship on purpose, it wouldn't be able to get even close due to maneuverability
There's something else going on there in those waters and this is a cover story.
Maybe the Chinks are jamming the crap out of the US boats and then ram tankers to them, to see if their tech works well enough to really disable a ship.
I think something like the cyber warfare angle is far more likely than sheer incompetence.
Incompetence would imply that a good chunk of naval command is composed of people, who think it's a good idea to play chicken with tankers and I don't buy that for one moment.
Especially after this already happened once.