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Old 23rd January 2020, 14:56
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Re use of the radar...

Way back in 1955, I was on the bridge of the old Irisbank with a Mississippi pilot who asked the Master to switch on the radar. He was told it was 'only used in emergencies', pilot! - at which the pilot replied, " Mister, if that radar doesn't go on, we are going straight to anchor".
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