Has all the stress on technology pushed good old seamanship to the back burner? The following video of a collision in the Singapore Straits on 3rd March 2013 is bound to raise the question. The incident, which occurred in the VTS Singapore Central area, was hurriedly recorded by a Mexican ship officer on board another vessel using his mobile phone. The man obviously held the device the wrong way (note the narrow vertical view). But what’s a little clumsy photography compared with clumsy navigation? ~Barista Uno

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UPDATE: The original uploader of this video has closed his YouTube account for unknown reasons. Here’s another video, a much better one, of the same incident:

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