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Old 05-14-2007, 08:24 AM
Bob Reynolds Bob Reynolds is offline
 
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On this board, we have a wealth of expertise the on Mississippi River system and navigation here, etc. Does anyone on this board know anything about the waters of Alaska and the Columbia? This is not the first grounding of one of these vessels. Are the channels well marked in these waters? I know first-class pilotage is no longer required, but do they have posted pilots there, as they do (or should) in the Mississippi System waters? Do the channels shift out there? Are they using autopilot? Whilethe boats can and sometimes do run aground on the Miss. System, it seems it is usually with less damage and consequence. Please enlighten us, if anyone knows!
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