In 1974, the Institute for Ship Operations Research (ISF) carried out a work study programme on 20 German seagoing ships. The aim of this so-called "Flensburg Study" was to obtain information on working procedures in the deck and machinery areas. Operations in the galley and service areas and work connected with preventive maintenance were omitted from the study. The present paper deals with an analysis of over 500 single activities connected with overall ship operation. These activities have been grouped into 114 working procedures related to (a) ship management, (b) ship operation, (c) maintenance (d) repair, and (e) administration and supply. The data-collecting procedure is described and illustrated by a specimen sheet. The analytical procedure for the determination of work study coefficients is outlined, and the use of these coefficients in the calculation of future manning requirements is shown for the example of a general cargo ship in the Europe-Central America service. Order from BSRA as No. 53,476.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ship Operations Research (Schiffsbetriebstechnik) Monograph No. 21, "25 Years of Ship Operations Research at Flensburg," Report of the Third Information Meeting of the ISF, Flensburg, 1-2 June 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Ship Operations Research

  • Authors:
    • Gloth, K
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • German

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  • Pagination: p. 11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph No. 21
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM