In July 1988, the standard compass of the 13,879 dwt containership NEW ZEALAND MARINER was adjusted and a deviation table was compiled. It is described how during the course of a westbound trans-Tasman voyage from New Zealand to Melbourne, the compass exhibited some disconcerting aberrations. The cause was traced to two flatrack containers carrying steel drilling pipes and stowed nearly 30m away from the compass. The drilling pipes were found to be strongly magnetized.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Grey, G C
  • Publication Date: 1988-11

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  • Pagination: 1 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00656567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM