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Re: The danger of GPS as the sole means of navigation.

No Polish jokes, please...


"The ship was using an unapproved electronic chart plotter, which is a bit like your GPS for the car.

"The Danio, from the time he sailed from Perth to the time he went aground, had two positions on his chart... he was relying solely on his GPS.

"They [the crew] basically said 'we'll draw a line and we'll go the quickest way possible' without really thinking about 'do I need to go that close to the Farne Islands?'"

BBC News - Farne Islands grounded ship: MV Danio's lookout 'asleep'

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