PRACTICE DOES NOT ALWAYS MAKE PERFECT NAVIGATION

RADM Ross F. Bullard

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Abstract: THIS PAPER CONCERNS the problems confronting the mariner as he navigates the Mississippi River from Head of Passes to the Baton Rouge Highway Bridge. The Mississippi River traffic has increased in size, speed, and number and this has caused casualties effecting loss of life and property. The author discusses the points and bends custom versus the narrow channel rule, bridge-to-bridge radio communications for all vessels, the sounding of the whistle signal and why all operators of tow boats should be licensed by the Coast Guard.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 16, Number 3
Pages: 254 - 259
Cite this article: Bullard, RADM Ross F., "PRACTICE DOES NOT ALWAYS MAKE PERFECT NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 16, No. 3, Fall 1969, pp. 254-259.
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