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CurrentSea

RO# 10265



Posted - Mar 03 2018 :  16:54:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just read this story

https://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/seamanship/lessons-learned-from-navy-tragedies

Pretty embarassing to read.
Why would you be able to transfer half a helm?
What useful purpose does that serve?
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j-d

RO# 15782

Posted - Mar 03 2018 :  18:49:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like this site is reloaded from archive since a discussion started on this topic and now you're an original poster on it.

VERY embarrassing to read, indeed. In one sense, conning a vessel isn't rocket science/heart surgery, but in the sense of the downside of poor performance, IT IS. I don't want my airline flight piloted by somebody with 2000 hours of experience in Flight Simulator. This SHOULD say we exceeded the limits of computer based training.

Before the earlier thread I mentioned got dropped, along with all the other recent stuff, I mentioned my disdain for On-Line Boating Classes.

Anyhow, I can only figure the ability to have Helm at Station A, Port Engine at Station B, and Starboard Engine at Station C could have been based on the idea of redundancy in cases of personnel casualties or battle damage or system failures. Also, sometimes we build a system with unintended consequences. Newly commissioned Coast Guard ship, it's winter and the heat went out. Circulating hot/chilled water system. Took hours to find the circulating water was in the bilge not the system. Somehow it drained through a small dishwasher in a little kitchenette called the Wardroom Pantry. What Were They Thinking? Dunno, but it wasn't on the Troubleshooting Decision Tree...


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Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Mar 03 2018 :  19:03:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Looks like this site is reloaded from archive since a discussion started on this topic and now you're an original poster on it."

Not exactly. Still here:

http://www.boatered.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=199125


Bill

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j-d

RO# 15782

Posted - Mar 04 2018 :  08:05:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good - Nice no problem on BE end...

God Bless, jd
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