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    Cable units (WAS: Re: English Channel Crossings)
    From: Yves Arrouye
    Date: 2001 Jul 12, 10:37 PM

    > The CLUB MED was sailing at speeds of up to 21.5 knots in the dark and
    >        passed 13 ships including 2 passenger ferries and had
    > close quarters
    >        situations with a number of these ships and passed
    > only 1 cable away
    > from
    >        a cargo ship carrying dangerous goods and marine pollutants.
    
    It's interesting to see an official report in 2000 using "cable" as the
    unit. I thought its was not in use anymore. On the other hand, feet and
    fathom are still in many many places, but cable, I am surprised.
    
    YA
    

       
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