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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
I don't think it is just you. On most European countries (the others I m not sure) you will receive a fine if inspected and will not have aboard paper charts of the region where you are sailing independently if you have or not electronic charts.
It's no different down here... and there have always been paper charts in use on the bridges of every commercial ship I've visited both here and in Asia.
It's also my understanding that most (all?) commercial shipping companies require their crews to mark their position on a paper chart every hour for legal reasons... and I'd be very surprised to hear a supposedly experienced seaman like Wallbridge wasn't doing the same thing on HMS Bounty.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"