SELECTION AND TRAINING OF WATCHSTANDERS FOR COAST GUARD VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES

Based on operational manuals as well as observations and interviews during several visits to operating Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) centers, some basic problems in the selection and training of VTS watchstanders are identified and evaluated. Recommendations are made with regard to selection criteria and selection tests, and the evaluation of one potential selection test is presented. A training program, including both general preparation at a resident school and special training at the VTS site, is proposed. Progress in establishment of the resident course is reviewed, and guidelines are offered for the development and conduct of on-site training. (Author)

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    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Devoe, D B
    • Royal, J W
    • Moore, N
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Pagination: 120 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00329118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-USCG-80-5, USCG-D-70-80
  • Files: NTIS, NTL
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2003 12:00AM