Sunday, December 1, 2013

NEW ADDITION

As we mentioned in our Post AWKWARD APPROACH we are looking more to publishing websites and Posts on subjects that reflect useful information and educate in Nautical Science.  There is NAUTICAL LOG believes a serious lack of seamanship amongst seagoing crews today in the cruise industry many of the Officers cannot steer their ship in an emergency.  We have therefore added a link to Pocket Mariner which should be a useful planning and operational navigational tool.  We shall continue looking for useful data and are interested in our readers opinions particularly those whom are navigators so we look forward to comments.

There are two versions an U.K. App. and an U.S. App. so be careful reading the SeaNav advertising package for which one needed.  As you should know there are considerable difference between the U.K./E.U. system and U.S. systems.  In the International Association of Lighthouse Associations (IALA) buoyage systems the U.S. uses IALA-B (thankfully) and the U.K./E.U. IALA-A, which NAUTICAL LOG detests it being difficult to see the topmarks (in poor visibility) which can give a whole different meaning to what is being marked.  The IALA-B system is simpler and straight forward so in our opinion a safer system for seafarers particularly recreational boaters.

Enjoy looking into this planning system.

Good Watch.

NOTE:  Those of you who use AKISMET SERVICE® to screen comments - with all the spam screening is much needed - NAUTICAL LOG  has been informed that the system is dumping valid comments on occasions. 

Good Watch.

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