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Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by tirekicker11, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Well said. Although, I am never a proponent of one-man bridge operation in the overnight hours. During the daytime I can sometimes let a one-man watch slide since there are always enough people around to check in with, or to notice if something has gone awry.
  2. tirekicker11

    tirekicker11 Senior Member

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    Bamboo you're not offending because it's pretty clear that you haven't really read my posts or you don't get what I'm trying to tell.

    Apart from all the precautions I am taking (as explained in my previous post) I am looking into the possibility to have a nightwatch alarm. This because I've just read an article where a ship run aground because the night watch fell asleep.
    I do know quite a lot of delivery skippers that deliver brand new, minimal equipped boats but I don't know anyone who brings an alarm clock with them, in fact most of them don't bring an active radar reflector/ detector or AIS receiver like I do.

    I think every skipper should do everything that is possible but feasible to improve safety at sea. When a $10.- egg timer may improve safety but a commercial style clock is out of the possibilities then my choice is easy made.

    What bridge alarm have you installed on your boat?