Bent at Burnt Coat, another cautionary chart tale

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

2 Responses

  1. Bob Mueller says:

    That is an interesting lesson. I may use some of your screen shots in the U.S. Power Squadron Chart Smart Class that I teach. It is an excellend lesson that drives home two points: You must have a deep understanding of the U.S. ATON, and you should not rely on digital charts 100% of the time. If the skipper had known which side of his vessel to pass that buoy, this unfortunate accident would not have occured.

  2. Walter Guinon says:

    And red, right, returning, too!

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