Through unstructured interviews the elements of knowledge and skill required of a competent ship handler were identified. Personal characteristics inherent in all ship handlers were defined. From analyses of 196 Navy and Merchant Marine accidents the environmental and human factors which contributed to these accidents were determined. Two special cases, wake damage and replenishment at sea, were also investigated. An inspection of existing training and training devices was made to ascertain deficiencies therein. Based on a series of analyses of the elements, causative factors, and existing training, a new training system was proposed. Aids and devices, in addition to those already in existence, were suggested. This study identified areas wherein additional studies are required. The system proposed can be implemented concurrent with the suggested additional studies. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Analysis and Evaluation Group (Navy)

    Orlando, FL  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Cordell, C C
    • Nutter, R V
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 166 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TAEG-41 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM