Captain 3000grt and more UK MCA CEC
7 Oct 2017 11:12 (GMT+1)

WHY SO MANY ACCIDENTS AT SEA? THE MONITOR IS NOT THE WINDOW....SHOULD BE REDUCE THE TECHNOLOGY ON BOARD AND BE BACK TO THE TRADITIONAL WAY?

IS THE TECHNOLOGY REALLY HELPING US??? NAVIGATION IS NOT JUST FOLLOWING A RED LINE AND PUSH A BUTTON.....

Unfortunately nowadays training centers are more concentrated in teaching how to watch on a monitor and following a read line than in watching outside the window and this is leading in the increasing of the accidents at sea!!! It is well known that human errors frequently cause accidents at sea. It is also known that accidents due to human error are increasing. To understand more about this we must learn about how humans function; our short comings as well as our advantages. Technologica...
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10 months ago
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
8 months ago
The day shipping became JOB, potential for accidents increased exponentially.
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