This paper looks into the area of manning and splits it into three categories. Category I looks into the manning today. It covers the company/union relationships through the years in order to give a feeling for why the industry is in the poor condition it is in today. Attention is paid to how the ships are manned today as well as the cost of operation. Category II looks into the possibilities that can take place with the ships of today. This area looks into the case of employing limited automation to cut the crews immediately. Finally the third category looks to the future and the manning of the ships to come. Attention is paid to the possible duties of the men on board and the minimum number of men before inefficiency starts to take over. The approximate crew compliment equation developed by Professor Benford is revised and updated for the new manning scales. Recommendations are made for the changes that must come about in regards to union outlook, operation outlook and Coast Guard laws. Some comments are made suggesting to the owner how to keep his crew happy and mentally at their peak.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • McAlear, R J
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00080029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Degree
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM