dear Captain, it is a very interesting post. and i'm totally agree with you. i saw, so many time, on the bridge, young officers that instead to look at out from the window with binocular, were behind the master chair with eyes...on a monitor. i have a long past in the Navy. and, even if on a war ship you can find the most moder navigation technologies, for sure , 24/24, on the both sides of the bridge, there are two looksouts with binocular, always looking at the sea. it is their duty. it is ok the technology...but is better to not forget the importance of human factor. Luciano Barbuti
The day shipping became JOB, potential for accidents increased exponentially.