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post #19 of Old 12-26-2012
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Re: Are Centre Cockpits Good?

Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
The Chief in Charge on the USNS Apache that I replaced was taken off as a loss to the Navy because his back was ruined when he slid head down to the foot of his rack which was oriented head to bow, feet to stern. Lee cloths mean nothing in the event of a huge wave, collision etc.
I had a waist belt installed in the rack - same as I used on my first ship - a submarine.
Ha, and I got so many scoffing comments.

I'm assuming that the waist belt means you have to sleep on your back. Yes?
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