Thursday, December 4, 2014

There is a big rock here!

Transcript: The helmsman said "Check this out". Then someone climbed up to windward and said "What is it"? Then silence and then booom. Then someone climbed back down and looked to leeward: "There's a big rock here.
I'd say game over. Insert coin.
OMG what a nightmare. They won't forget that crash the first few days. Probably never. Also they'll probably never again forget to zoom in and check the course on the chart. Have a look at Captain JP's experience with electronic charts.

So it was visible after all. I guess a simple lookout with binoculars could have saved them. Pretty low tech standard equipment when I go night-sailing. Even works without batteries.

Video of the crash here. Hefty stuff that.

1 comment:

  1. What a good point, Nood! At least Navionics charts seems to be quite treacherousness at the Cargados Carajos Shoals near Mauritius (where they grounded). Well, there are only two kinds of sailors -- those who have hit the rocks and those who have not hit rocks yet. ;-)


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