A New Tool for Evaluating and Training of Chemical Tanker Crew: Seafarer Evaluation And Training Software: DEPEDES (SETS)

The shipping industry is growing regularly and regulative bodies of the industry put more emphasis on safety and environmental management of ships and ship management companies. With regard to the shortage of human resource officers, which will continue in years to follow according to latest surveys, it is hard for the shipping industry to employ qualified officers in their fleets. Especially for chemical tanker ships, more qualified seafarers are needed to meet the environmental and safety concerns of public and industry. Therefore, training of seafarers has become more important then ever before. Training of seafarers in the office environment before the sea period is as important as training at training institutions and on-the-job training. Therefore, the measurement of seafarers’ performance and planning of individual training programs for each seafarer has become more important than ever. In order to develop the quality of seafarer training and maintain safe and profitable shipping, the factors which are important for evaluating the chemical tanker crew are determined and clustered in hierarchical manner. The weighting of factors for each rank are observed by utilizing Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Method. The training that should be given to seafarers on various evaluation factors are determined, and the Seafarer Evaluation and Training Software DEPEDES (SETS) is created by utilizing Visual Basic Software. In this study, the content of SETS software is evaluated with details. The main aim of this study is to maintain safe chemical tanker shipping by utilizing SETS software.


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  • Accession Number: 01496956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2013 12:53PM