• Is situational awareness unknowingly compromised when proceeding from restricted to open waters?

    From Gard’s database on navigation incidents we see that the likelihood of having an incident remains the same in open as well as restricted waters. While the bridge watchkeeping is at its optimum level when navigating in coastal waters, it gets compromised both in terms of manpower and the situational awareness of the navigator as soon as the vessel enters open waters. 


    17 SEP 2019