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Re: Lateral Marks

Thank you all and enlightening conversation.

I've got a new one for you.

You are returning to a familiar port after a huge storm.

Your channel entrance buoy is Red Nun 2 followed by 4 and 6

It is a narrow channel, it is dark and foggy with limited visibility.

As you line up for Red 2 you see that according to your chart plotter the channel is to starboard of the buoy.

You stand off a few minutes and download the notice to mariners and see no mention of the buoy being out of place but it might have moved because of the storm or the channel may have been dredged over 40 feet.

What do you do?

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
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