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Old 26 October 2009, 08:00   #31
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Hmm, How many MAIB Investigations have concluded that the accident was caused by fatigue
there's 86 pages of bedtime reading for you here http://webarchive.nationalarchives.g...daccidents.pdf

certainly some involve the watchkeeper falling asleep on the bridge.
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Old 26 October 2009, 08:11   #32
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Hmm, How many MAIB Investigations have concluded that the accident was caused by fatigue
A considerable number I seem to recall, though I can't remember specifics without looking through my large pile of the digest. Small coasters and fishing boats have the problem more than big ships because their minimum crewing levels are inadequate.

Round here, coasters hit rocks and fishing boats hit the Island of Rum quite frequently after the watchkeeper has fallen asleep. It seems that watch alarms are very unreliable.
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Old 26 October 2009, 08:21   #33
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Lol thanks...My 14 years old loves it too.
We manage around 60-65 knots....on a good day.
- wow - you must be a very popular Dad

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Old 26 October 2009, 09:19   #34
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Hand held GPS and a laminated bit of paper with waypoints on along the coast. Should your plotter fail you should be able to navigate home on these waypoints.
And if youlre feeling particularly paranoid (or is it just me with an oldschool garmin that can delete the entire contents of the memory in about 2 button pushes if you;re in the wrong screen) - another lamitnated sheet with the lat / longs of the waypoints written on it.......
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Old 26 October 2009, 09:58   #35
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I'm not sure Rouge Wave was suggesting that no watchkeeper has ever fallen asleep on the job.

It certainly happens here on trawlers and suchlike. And on Delta Airlines too, it seems...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8323246.stm
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I have 500 pounds to spend on my new toy to make her safer or perhaps just more enjoyable

What are your suggestions
I've always reckoned that petrol is the very best thing you can buy for your boat
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Damn overlooked that particular need!!
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You'll soon go through that amount as well!
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Shhhh - I've convinced hubby running costs are minimal ....... how many of you have told your wife the same thing

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Shhhh - I've convinced hubby running costs are minimal ....... how many of you have told your wife the same thing

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