I slowed the boat and fired up the radar. Cirillo volunteered to serve as the electronics operator. “Sounds like a good plan,” I said. The marine electronics exec’s previous experience as operations officer aboard a NOAA research vessel in Alaska more than qualified him for the task. As the display filled with radar returns and AIS targets, Cirillo approached his task in earnest, calling out relative bearings, speeds, closest point of approach (CPA), and time to CPA of possible threats. He also suggested course alterations to avoid hazards. As a result, I was able to pilot the boat with fewer distractions and greater safety.