Friday, 10 April 2009

Watch Your ZOCs!

The case of the unwatched ZOCs is currently doing the geo rounds. It's a sorry tale of navigators not paying attention to the age of their source data. Uncharted reefs means just that "'ere be dragons" and a big patch of white on a chart really does mean no information; it's not just a doodle space.

1 comment:

DCV said...

Hi Ruth

One thing I notice which is a dangerous sign of the times is that if information is on a screen instead of a piece of paper then it must be modern and deadly accurate - or so the mindset goes. A lot of ship operators and bridge staff really believe this. It is very dangerous of course, as is the ability to switch off more ENC layers than is advisable. R/D