The U.S Navy has something interesting they use for target practice. They sink old war ships in target practice in coastal waters.
Actually they are resuming after they had tto take two years off because of environmental and cost worries.
The ships Kilauea, Concord and Niagara Falls will be sinking sometime later this month during the Rim of the PacificNaval Exercises (RIMPAC) The Navy will use to call Sinkex or sinking exercises was lifted last year.
Before the moratorium on these sinking exercises was lifted last year after they did an investigation, costs benefits and environmental impacts, according to a statement from a Navy for the Associated Press.
The Navy uses old ships for target practice to et rid of all the ships not in use anymore. The last time before the moratorium they used target was 2010.
In the past, the Navy has blown up air craft carriers, Small vessels such as USS America that was longer than 3 footbal fields long.
Conservation groups sued the U.S. Navy because they said there were concerns about toxins on board, because those toxins would get in the water when the Navy sunk the ships.
In an ongoing suit filed by Environmental groups to The Environmental Protection agency, it was filed for them to do a better job of cataloging and regulating. The Navy is allowed to sink ships during the court case as environmental groups have no desire to put a court case to stop them.
The Navy likes Sinkex because it provides real life experiences especially at times of war.
Standing in front of the ship and shooting or using another weapon right at it is not the only way they train. They can also sink ships from underwater, oceans surface and air.