A monograph concerning the need for stepped-up Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) training. With a quantity of collisions attributed to human error rather than machinery limitation or failure, it follows that the way to cut collision incidence is to improve training and watch-keeping standards. As a requirement for watch-keeping officers' certification on ships of over 200 GRT, the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watch-keeping, stipulated that knowledge of radar fundamentals, operational ability and interpretation must be demonstrated by use of a maneuvering board if a radar simulator is not available. Attendance at a simulator radar course is not deemed necessary. This requirement has been mostly limited to the use of maneuvering board as there are few radar simulators available and it is expected the situation will have to remain the same for the next few years.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • One of 28 technical papers published in the Proceedings of the Third Annual CAORF Symposium, Maritime Simulation Research, held October 15-16, 1979, King's Point, N.Y. See MRIS Abstract No. 310209.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  United States  11024

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cockcroft, N
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-15

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  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 13 Conf Paper
  • Contract Numbers: MA-5-38003
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM