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NEWS: Around the Arctic September 05, 2018 - 8:10 am

Photo: Charting a course

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Sub-Lt. Nathaniel Askett manually charts a course as navigator in training, while working on the bridge of HMCS Charlottetown. On-board electronic systems are now go-to tools for charting a ship's course, but manual routing is still regularly used as a secondary navigation tool—especially in the North where waters have not been charted to the same extent as southern waters, and double-checking a sail path manually helps with safety. Here the ship is sailing through Pike Resor Channel after leaving Iqaluit on Aug. 28. (PHOTO BY BETH BROWN)
Sub-Lt. Nathaniel Askett manually charts a course as navigator in training, while working on the bridge of HMCS Charlottetown. On-board electronic systems are now go-to tools for charting a ship's course, but manual routing is still regularly used as a secondary navigation tool—especially in the North where waters have not been charted to the same extent as southern waters, and double-checking a sail path manually helps with safety. Here the ship is sailing through Pike Resor Channel after leaving Iqaluit on Aug. 28. (PHOTO BY BETH BROWN)

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