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    Default Re: Navigation Error on fast Ferry in Washington State

    Quote Originally Posted by rshrew View Post
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    Is it bad luck to be amused by someone else's mishap? Or in this case the explanation of the mishap? The comments were interesting as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennebec Captain

    Is it bad luck to be amused by someone else's mishap? Or in this case the explanation of the mishap? The comments were interesting as well.

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    I think I was looking for an explanation, how can one be a prudent mariner and not look at a navigational chart?

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    Default Re: Navigation Error on fast Ferry in Washington State

    Quote Originally Posted by rshrew View Post
    I think I was looking for an explanation, how can one be a prudent mariner and not look at a navigational chart?

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    I know there are guys out there that don't look at the chart much. My first job a mate was with Capt Doug running Seattle to Dutch on a small break bulk. I think Coastal Transportation has most of that business now. The place I worked was Express Marine. When I got hired the boss asked me if I could navigate up the inside. When I didn't answer right away he said "we have charts." So I said yes, I could.

    Doug used the chart to show me where he wanted me to go but otherwise he just navigated from memory. He learned as a fisherman by following the lead boat till he knew the run. Sometimes if we went somewhere he'd not been in a long time he'd have me read the chart. I'd tell him which way to go and he'd yell "Are you sure?" Yup, let's go.

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