Another distracted wathstander accident investigation result. This one is quite aggregious if I may be so bold. This guy sounds like someone who really shouldn’t have even held a license to start with.
A couple items that really don’t make sense to me.
-I’m no fan of letting the ECDIS drive the boat, but had he not turned this feature off, there probably wouldn’t have been a grounding. Did he know he was turning it off?
-from this chart, he was obviously heading toward a choke point or danger area where some legitimate piloting was going to be needed so why was he acting like he was 500 miles offshore with nary a target in a 24 mile radius of his position, let alone the rocky crags of pentland Firth?
Situational awareness be damned. This guy needs to be taken out behind the wheelhouse and put out of his misery.