【11月11日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

'This tragedy,' Morgan Turrell, acting director of the NTSB's Office of Marine Safety, said of the Fitzgerald collision, 'highlights the importance of keeping a vigilant watch, determining the risk of collision, and the role of the Automatic Identification System (AIS). If you are in doubt of another vessel's intentions, you need to use proper sound and visual signals, and then take early and effective action to avoid a collision.'

The service has implemented dozens of changes after it identified more than 100 areas that needed attention after investigating the two tragic accidents. The NTSB's recommendations bolster some of those findings, Lt. Rob Reinheimer, another Navy spokesman at the Pentagon said.

中譯:

美國國家運輸安全委員會、海洋安全辦公室代理主任特瑞爾,在提及「費茲傑羅號」撞船事件時表示,這場悲劇凸顯了保持警戒值更、判斷撞船風險,以及自動識別系統角色的重要性。倘若對另一艘船的意圖有所存疑,即須運用適切的聲音及視覺信號,然後盡早採取有效措施,避免發生碰撞。

美國海軍在調查完這兩起悲劇事故後,找出超過100處亟需關注的領域,其後並已進行了數十項變革。另一位海軍發言人萊因海默上尉於五角大廈表示,美國國家運輸安全委員會所提建議,強化了海軍先前部分調查發現。

-關鍵軍語-

※NTSB:

National Transportation Safety Board.

※AIS:

An automated tracking system that displays other vessels in the vicinity.

例句:

AIS a real-time network of transmitters and receivers that allow vessel movements to be broadcasted , tracked, and recorded.

自動識別系統係兼具發報與接收器的一種輔助導航設備,可以播送、追蹤並記錄船隻行動。