USCG Don’t Phone Home

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Aug 112010

imageMobile phone or cellphones are not a good idea on the bridge as MAC, and others has observed before. Now following two accidents involving US Coast Guard personnel using cellular telephones while underway to engage in text-messaging activities or conversations that were unrelated to vessel operations or the mission at hand the US National Transportation Safety Board has issued two recommendations

The US Coast Guard recently issued its preliminary national policy concerning cell phone usage on their vessels while underway.  Therefore, the Safety Board made the following recommendation to the Coast Guard:

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