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Power failure leads to grounding

Electronic charts are a boon for navigators - but so are bridge windows. Latest Mars Report refers to an incident in which a Master seduced by the screen found that the electronic picture can be misleading. The ship was about to enter a lock when it suffered a voltage drop and the engine-room team initiated blackout procedure. The Master put the engine astern to abort the lock entry and began a 180° starboard turn to head south away from land.

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