NYT: Navy needs to sleep more, navigate with paper and pencil

Congratulations to the NPS Human Systems Integration crew – their hard work developing guidelines, adopted by the submarine community in 2015, now being presented as part of the solution to 7th Fleet readiness issues. 

Navy Returns to Compasses and Pencils to Help Avoid Collisions at Sea – The New York Times

The new rules essentially will adopt studies by the Naval Postgraduate School to develop a shorter watch schedule to match circadian rhythms, which uses three hours of watch duty and nine hours off. Recognizing the benefits, the Navy ordered submarines to move to a similar schedule in 2015.


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