For sure, sailing provides freedom, but a special magics happens mid-ocean at night. With it however comes many challenges, first of them being vision.
Even on a clear night you will have difficulty seeing a big ship approach, just perceived as a shadow, sometimes too late to avoid collision. Traffic clear, you still face the risk of hitting a floating object (e.g. container, log, fishing gear…) which can quickly escalate into a highly critical situation.
Modern navigation devices (i.e. GPS, radar, sonar, weather station…) of course contribute to safety enhancement, but their backlit displays significantly disturb the eyes. Indeed, at night, vision relies on rod cells, and it takes typically 15 to 40 minutes to adapt to a change of light…
In this context, a digital thermal camera, with a display set at the right luminosity, is the suitable solution, providing vision eye comfort and less fatigue for a safer navigation.
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