The increasingly sophisticated electronic equipment being fitted on board ships covers a wide range involving, in addition to communication and navigational aids, considerable automation and control equipment in the engine room, on the bridge and on deck. As a consequence of these developments the radio officer trained to maintain communication and navigational equipment, and the engineer officer trained to maintain the mechanical and power electrics on board ship are not really qualified to maintain such equipment and a new man, who could be an electronics officer, is required to be held responsible for electronic equipment for the whole ship. This paper first outlines the problem by choosing one of the more sophisticated ships, detailing all the electronics carried on board and suggesting a job specification to cover the requirements of maintenance. Then, the philosophy, considerations, course design, examinations and implementation of the training and eductional requirements are dealt with in detail.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 45 Conference Papers presented at IMAS 73, London, 4-8 June 1973, organized by the Institute of Marine Engineers. This paper is available only in a set of 3 papers in Subject Group 5: "Training and Manning" at $7.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Everett, K E
    • Hall, E
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00048473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM