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Underway said:Everyone on the bridge is a lookout. Report it no matter what, and report it again if something changes. And then report it if you were dismissed to easily!
Always made sure my lookouts were praised for reports and counseled/trained up for being too shy. Didn't care who was on the bridge or talking I want those reports. I wasn't the best watchkeeper so I needed all the help I could get!
That being said "Helmsman... mind your helm" situation there makes me concerned in a different way.
Big lesson as young sailor, I reported a vessel and the mate sarcastically commented that he had eyes as well. The Captain reamed in out on the spot and told me to always report everything I saw. I took that lesson to heart and always thank a lookout for a report when I became a Master, even my kids in the car are told to pass on reports of things they think are a concern.