Anyone else know about this? It’s the irrational anxiety felt by a mariner that’s related to a particular geographical area.
I first noticed this with regards to using the great circle U.S. to Asia run, some crews get nervous being in the Bering Sea regardless of how good the forecast is. I think they pick it up from captains who suffer from GNA (Geographic Navigational Anxiety (unless there is a better term)).
Capt Doug used to be nervous going through Snow Pass on the inside passage. He’d go around every time with an excuse about the weather, even in good weather. It made me nervous going through for a while.
I’d put the Bay of Biscay on my list as well although I feel that’s justifiable.
Anyone recall a capt or crew that certain areas made them more nervous than was justified by the situation?