By Ben Baran, Agility Analytics Practice Leader. On August 5, 1949, a team of 15 smokejumpers parachuted into the Mann Gulch near the Missouri River in Montana to fight a fire that had started the previous day. At first appraisal, fighting the fire seemed a simple task. But thus began one of the worst disasters […]
Rule Number 3 of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Navigation Rules defines restricted visibility as “any condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sandstorms, or any other similar causes.” During such instances, mariners are to follow Rule Number 19. This rule specifies, among other steps, that mariners must always be ready to change course, alter speed and assess the risk of collision with other vessels.