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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posted twice, sorry. See below
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James, I cannot confirm their training/qualifications, but I had confirmation that certainly a number (if not most) of rigs get their wind in true, they then just read off the screen. As Haggis said, generally this doesn't cause any problem as it's only a couple of degrees.
However, it cased a problem a few weeks ago as the 10 minute mean wind was in the restricted sector, we had to confirm whether it was true or magnetic as this meant the difference between us being legal to land or not. There was a bit more to it than that, but that was the gyst...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Restricted sectors in the North Sea HLL are True, IIRC?
Using the 10 mean wind is very sportsman like! None of this loitering around the deck edge until the instant wind is outside the restricted sector, eh? Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not saying that sort of thing doesn't get done Flip Rolling Eyes , but not on this occasion. As I said, there was a liitle more to the story at the time, as there quite often is....
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