Historic lighthouse 'may close' (BBC News)

SN NewsCaster
18th January 2010, 12:40
A lighthouse that has guided ships in waters off Suffolk for 200 years may close after a review by lighthouse authority Trinity House.

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Noddy-Billing
18th January 2010, 16:04
Also just heard on BBC that Hartland Point Lighthouse in North Devon may close. What price safety?

Billieboy
18th January 2010, 16:34
Also just heard on BBC that Hartland Point Lighthouse in North Devon may close. What price safety?

I've never met a computer that can signal 'U', to a vessel standing into danger!

treeve
18th January 2010, 18:01
There is nothing to beat line of sight, human logic, reaction and action. One day when the odds are set against, and systems are down, power is down, whatever, ships, crew and rescuers will all be a greater risk. Too much reliance on distant and robotic logic. This is not the Starship Enterprise. The other consideration is the age old adage, use it or lose it. The less any ability is put into practice the less any of that skill will be passed on, or honed.
Another short sighted blank wall.