SailNet Community - View Single Post - The danger of GPS as the sole means of navigation.
View Single Post
  #11  
Old 08-09-2013
jrd22's Avatar
jrd22 jrd22 is online now
Courtney the Dancer
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,817
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 14
jrd22 will become famous soon enough
Re: The danger of GPS as the sole means of navigation.

The thing I don't understand about the Guardian grounding is how a warship with several officers (I assume) in the wheelhouse, did none of them look at the radar or the depth sounder and wonder why things didn't add up?
It's pretty basic boating to reduce speed, or even stop, if there is any confusion about where you are or if one reading disagrees with another.
__________________
John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook