OK, not really but it is only a matter of time. Or I may finally lose the last of my marbles and beat myself into a coma with a ring binder.
I know that since Health and Safety (and our litigious culture) arrived, the world has gone increasing checklist mad, but really. My last ship was bad enough but this one is hurting my brain. Never before have I spent so much of my day moving pointless bits of paper from one place to another AND then filling out forms to say what I have moved, where I have moved it to, and then filing the bloody form.
If I draw a line on a chart, I have to fill in a form. When I take over the watch on the Bridge, I have to fill in a form.
Has anyone out there considered what all these sheets of paper must weigh? And what effect they may have on a vessel’s stability criteria?
Has an on board filing system ever caused a ship to capsize? We should be told.