HUMAN FACTORS PROBLEMS AFFECTING MERCHANT SHIP NAVIGATION SAFETY (A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION)

Navigational safety of marine ships, emphasizing human factors linked to navigational equipment, displays and techniques relating to control of a vessel from the bridge were studied. The study included: a preliminary investigation of current practices; identification of requirements for ship navigation based on discharge of necessary functions within the known capabilities and limitations of humans; and development of recommendations for elements of shipboard systems that might subsequently be submitted to a design agent or an equipment development contractor for conversion into prototypes suitable for in-service testing. A summary of principal recommendations is provided along with a detailed analysis of: (1) a high-speed radar data computer to aid in navigational safety; and (2) available human engineering data and their relationship to shipboard bridge area applications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number DAA-PB-151765.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    429 Atlantic Street
    Stamford, CT  USA  06901
  • Publication Date: 1959-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1745
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM