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    Re: Fw: Grounding of cruiser PORT ROYAL
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2009 Jul 14, 14:09 -0400

    This is another clear case of over-reliance on the electronics without one 
    little thought in their heads about how the position might be wrong, even 
    though the electronics warned them about a 1.5 mile difference between the 
    inertial (laser ring gyro) system and the GPS system.  Why they thought that 
    the inertial system would be better than either the GPS or the Mark 1 Eyeball 
    systems astonishing.
    So the "captain" is put back on shore duty and a large complement of officer's 
    careers are ruined.  For those that were actually culpable, they deserve the 
    punishment, as they could see that they weren't in the right spot.  What were 
    they thinking?  One of those articles states that they could see silt being 
    churned up (shallow waters) and that they could see fixed locations on land.  
    At what point did they think that was OK, especially after the electronics 
    warnings about GPS errors.
    Best Regards
    -----Original Message-----
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of George Huxtable
    Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:28 PM
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Subject: [NavList 9089] Fw: Grounding of cruiser PORT ROYAL
    I wonder whether this will be of interest, about the grounding of a US Navy
    vessel  off Pearl Harbour in February..
    You'll need to copy-and-paste the links, I suspect.
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