Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Ship sinking - crew unable to use new technology
Article in Risk digest at http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/24.33.html summarises initial findings of inquiry into sinking of Queen of the North. Ship had a new computer based chart system. Crew did not know how to reduce the illumination level from the screen, which at night caused them problems. Their solution was to switch the display off.