Monday, May 9, 2011

Offshore Navigation Issues: Avoiding the Shipping Lanes

Our interest in things like shipping lanes is recently heightened.  Primarily we are interested in not hitting or being hit by some massive ocean going freighter or tanker or such.

If we knew where the "lanes" were, we reasoned, we could make sure we stayed out of them.  Good theory.

The scope of the problem sort of overwhelmed us as you can perhaps appreciate from the following chart showing the main lanes used by commercial ships:

At this point we have decided to just remain overwhelmed.

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