3. Use the corners of your eyes.
4. Keep your eyes moving. Quick short movements
and short pauses are better than long sweeping
movements and long pauses.
5. Practice what you know about seeing at night
until it becomes second nature for you to use your eyes
to their best advantage.
CONTACT REPORTING PROCEDURES
Lookouts supplement the information received
from radar and other electronic equipment to provide
a clearer and more complete picture of the air and
surface situations. Visual sightings are the only means
available to guard against contacts slipping in through
blindspots and holes in the radar coverage. Many times
the ship will be operating under electronic silence
conditions and must depend entirely on your
Always report everything you see, hear, or believe
you see or hear. By reporting doubtful targets, more
eyes are brought to bear on them, resulting in improved
chances of identification. At night and in poor
visibility, report even the faintest hunches. At such
times, a hunch that you have seen something often
means you really have. Do not delay the report while
you try to get a better lookthe main thing is speed.
Give the initial report when you first sight a contact.
Usually the contact is too far away for a positive