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Could ‘Google Maps for ships’ have saved Rena?

Peter Griffin posted in on October 20th, 2011.

International rule-changes mean some ships in New Zealand’s seaways are switching from using traditional navigation techniques and paper charts to a sophisticated form of the satellite navigation systems car drivers use on roads. Research suggests the the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) could significantly reduce the number of ships that run aground internationally. […]

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