Fishing in places like the Gulf of Mexico, the boat needs to be at the oil rigs well before first light, with lines in the water at sunrise. Ten years ago, you had to run blind through the darkness; even radar wasn't completely safe, since it wouldn't pick up a dead head jutting just a few feet above the water, or a shipping container floating right at the surface. A collision with either one could put your crew in the water and your vessel on the bottom, and it's happened. Ten years ago is around the time when FLIR came online for civilian use, and since then, Capt. Danny Veid of Amarula Sun, currently a Viking 80, has been getting safely to the fishing grounds with these high-tech eyeballs.