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Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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Re: Trusting someone to take a watch
When I am instructing offshore or on bluewater, I like to take myself off the watch cycle. I doze in the saloon where I will usually wake up when i sense something is wrong. I have a set of standings about when to wake me up.
On a couple of deliveries I have had watch captains in whom I had faith - I am prepared to go onto a watch.
Several years ago I had a Canadian Navy Lieutenant Commander as a student. I asked him how the captains on naval vessels managed. He said they did the same thing. They were in in their cabin or in the operations room. If they showed up on the bridge, there was a problem.
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