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Diving and Seamanship

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Akimbo, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    As a firefighter, you probably make a great firefighter. I would probably not question your firefighting knowledge absent confirmed written knowledge to the contrary.

    I am a professional ship captain and liveaboard operator, as well as a unlimited Chief Engineer. Scuba Lawyer is a maritime lawyer specializing in marine law.

    Thank you for your opinion.
     
  2. IDNeon357

    IDNeon357 Nassau Grouper

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    Let's just not over-inflate what I originally stated, because I agree with you at large, and in principle. But I'm also a stickler for logic :)

    All I was and will stand-by is that communication cannot in-of-itself determine competency.

    That has nothing to do with requirements of law, or commonsense, or real world experience. Just a logic statement was all :)
     
  3. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Sometimes I really want things to be the way they logically make sense in my mind.

    Sometimes they don’t work out that way. Sometimes they do. :)
     
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  4. jeffsky29

    jeffsky29 Nassau Grouper

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    Logic only works with math and computers, not real life.
     
  5. Schwob

    Schwob Solo Diver

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  6. Schwob

    Schwob Solo Diver

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    I like Red Right Returning, because I can remember it. But as undoubted someone else already has or will point out it's far from true everywhere. This explanation (link below) for landlubbers like me may help. The color system for marking buoys for ports and channels varies across the globe (America's mostly RRR, but the other way i.e. for Europe). Common however is the shape. When returning from sea to harbor kerp the ointy top to port and the flat flat top to starboard.

    https://www.cruisingworld.com/red-right-returning/

    Now how does one remember "flat top, starboard, returning"?
     
  7. Wookie

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    Red-red returning. IALA-A
     
  8. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Point to Port, Returning.
     
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  9. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    Same with in the air. English is the main language for pilots as well.
     
  10. Darnold9999

    Darnold9999 Solo Diver

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    I wish it were as simple as RRR. Around here there are too many islands, channels and rivers that are marked where that simply does not work. The more complete rule is when heading "upstream" keep the solid green buoys on your Port side. Upstream is defined as travelling toward the headwaters of a river, into port or with the flooding tide. Many times the only useful one is "with the flooding tide" as there is no port or river nearby, and even then in some weird places where the flooding tide meets coming from opposite directions even that is questionable by observation and the chart is the only way to know for sure.
     

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