Harry Potter asks his godfather’s spirit, “Does it hurt?” after he’d passed away. The answer Sirius Black gave was, “Dying? Not at all. Quicker and easier than falling asleep.”
That answer may be familiar to enclosed space victims.
The air we breathe consists of several major components. Oxygen, critical for human life makes up about 20.9% of that air. That majority of air is made up of nitrogen – close to 78%! The remaining 1% largely consists of argon (~0.93%) and carbon dioxide (~0.04%). It doesn’t seem that much could go wrong with this atmosphere, but taking away critical components or adding toxic substances can kill us in an instant.
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This amazing device will assist your bridge crew in the following areas :
- Piloting of the vessel
- Collision avoidance
- Weather observations
Amazingly, the 3-Dimensional Flat Screen Reality Display (3D FSRD) can do all this with no external sources of power, no additional computing power and permits input from a wide variety of sensors! No retrofit is required for the majority of vessels and additional units are already staged worldwide.
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One radio call you do not want to hear from the gangway watch during cargo operations is, “The ship is moving!” Unfortunately, this is exactly what was heard during a recent port call. Shortly after berthing and starting cargo operations on a container vessel with multiple gantry cranes, the vessel started to move ahead. The first warning was by an alert seaman at the gangway.
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