Re: Anchor lights - risks of not showing correct lights
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When you consider that aircraft large, small and worldwide have 'high-intensity strobing anti-collision lights' and that these co-exist with red/port and green/starboard lights without confusion, to 'see and be seen', it is hard to understand the IMO's reluctance to incorporate this new technology in the interests of our safety.
[/ QUOTE ] There's no bouyage in the air. If we all took to using strobes all the time, the sea would become an even more confusing place.
How can someone tell the difference (at a distance in murky weather) between your strobe and a N. Cardinal mark? Don't you think a white flare, or a high power torch might have done the same job? IMHO its not hard to see why this technology is not adopted in the interests of safety. There might conceivably be a place for a high power strobe for use in search and rescue operations, but for general use at sea or at anchor, please don't use them!
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