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    Re: What level of english skills is needed for safe navigation?
    From: Bill Lionheart
    Date: 2019 Mar 1, 09:32 +0000

    I imagine that it might be similar in aviation but the official
    language of maritime navigation is Seaspak, a highly simplified subset
    of English. It was approved by the IMO 1988. If you have heard
    professionals talking on Maritime VHF you will have heard them use the
    message markers  Advice, Answer, Information, Instruction, Intention,
    Question, Request, and Warning.
    
    On Fri, 1 Mar 2019 at 01:32, Brad Morris  wrote:
    >
    > Hello Gary
    >
    > It appears that his level of intoxication was so great, that no measure of 
    English comprehension skills would help him.  You are correct, his mark one 
    eyeballs should have alerted him to that bridge.   Somebody telling him there 
    was a bridge in front of him, when he should be able to SEE it, will do no 
    good.  The video showed no evidence of fog.
    >
    > The video was interesting in yet another way that surprised me.  The cars 
    kept driving past the crashing point of the ship on the bridge.  That is, the 
    cars kept driving while the ship was crashing.   A guy crashing his ship into 
    the bridge I am driving on, may cause me to not go out on that portion of the 
    span and to evacuate myself quickly from the area.  The size of that ship may 
    destabilize the span.
    >
    > Brad
    >
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