Officers Navigate by Sun and Stars

Officers Navigate by Sun and Stars

Working on the Bridge in this age of technology, our days are filled with electronics and automation. It is refreshing to know that our deck officers are still able to obtain a position by celestial observations. In fact, it is still a requirement for aspiring deck officers to prove their proficiency before getting their license. In this picture, you see Cadet Officer Ward van der Bruggen doing just that, fixing a noon position by determining the meridian passage of the sun.

Celestial Navigation Cadet Ward

Bart Vaartjes is Oosterdam’s staff captain.


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  1. Steve J. Garrod May 1, 2013 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Love this!

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