Sail Clear of This Sea-Monster’s “Blind Spot”!
Learn to sail like a pro when you know the safest way to deal with one of the great monsters of the sea–the tanker or freighter. If you cruise along the coast or offshore, you will encounter these behemoths.
And you could get caught inside a little-known area called the “blind spot”. Inside this area, you will become invisible to both visual and radar scanning. Read on to know what to do to avoid a collision at sea.
Look straight up at the bow of a large ship moored inside any harbor in the world. Freeboard–or the distance from the bow (or deck) to the water surface–can be dozens of feet. Matter of fact, the distance from the water to the deck of some Navy aircraft carriers will be 60 feet or more!