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Excessive Position-Fixing Intervals Challenge Safety

By Carl Durow 2017-11-21 17:18:42

Excessive on board position-fixing intervals have been a contributory factor in some recent costly claims. In one case, a laden bulk carrier grounded on a shoal, in circumstances where a previous inaccurate dead-reckoning plot was not detected in time. Although there were several contributory factors to the grounding, the club says that, if a more appropriate position-fixing interval had been employed, it is likely that the discrepancy between the...

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