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A bearing of 070 degrees 
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Jan1010, 02:32 PM

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I have to answer a question which states:
"a ship sails on a bearing of 070 degrees for 120 km. Draw a diagram to show this". Does this mean 70 degrees from the horizontal, so that I would measure 070 degrees by placing my protractor down flat and level in front of me? 


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Jan1110, 03:18 AM

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Thanks Borek
So just to clarify, "on a bearing of 070 degrees for 120 km" means 70 degrees from the vertical line (heading north), or 20 degrees from the horizontal line (heading east). Is that right? 


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Jan1110, 04:52 AM

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A bearing of 070 degrees
I am not a licensed navigator, so I can be wrong but that's my take.



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Jan1110, 06:01 AM

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Yes, it is standard usage to put "North" upward on a map so a "bearing of 70 degrees" would be 70 degrees from a vertical (upward) line which is the same as 90 70= 20 degrees from a horizontal (to the right) line. That could also be referred to as "East, 20 degrees North".



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