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    Re: Navy Grounding in PI Digital Charts Blamed
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2013 Jan 31, 11:26 -0800

    When I crossed the Pacific from Auckland to Oakland a couple of years ago the ship's position was plotted on a paper chart every hour by the captain's standing order in spite of there being two independent GPS systems with chart plotters. This appeared to be a very sensible precaution especially when passing through region of the Cook Islands, to ensure that the course did not pass over any reefs or islands. The Captain had trained in the days of sextants, chronometers and paper charts.

    Is it naval practice to use paper charts and would it have made any difference in this case?

    Bill Morris
    New Zealand
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