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Gard Guidance Masters CAUSES OF INCIDENTS

Despite this advanced technological equipment being available to the Master, his/her officers, engineers and crew, collisions and casualties were, nevertheless, caused by mistakes due to
  • the inability to operate the system or equipment correctly
  • misunderstanding the limitations of the system
  • complacency
  • failure to carry out regular checks and planned maintenance of critical engine machinery
  • unawareness of the “distraction” factor, and
  • providing a false sense of security.