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    Re: Role of CN at sea, was Re: Averaging sights ...
    From: Carl Herzog
    Date: 2004 Oct 13, 15:36 -0400

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "George Huxtable" 
    > Isn't it enlightening, though, that the Royal Majesty event, serious
    > though
    > it was, and more serious it could have been, from back in the very early
    > days of GPS, seems to be the only case that's come to anyone's mind of a
    > GPS-assisted accident. Seems to be a pretty good safety record to me,
    > though perhaps that's not a comment that's welcome on Nav-L...
    Good point. This grounding, as long ago as it was, remains the poster child
    for every discussion of over-reliance on GPS. One of the reasons there are
    no newer incidents of equal profile is because shipping interests, equipment
    manufacturers and bridge officers all learned their lessons from the Royal
    Majesty. I don't know anyone, at least in the U.S., who's taken an
    STCW-mandated bridge resource management course in which the Royal Majesty
    wasn't discussed.
    Carl Herzog
    Providence, Rhode Island

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