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.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number DAA-PB-151765.
Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated429 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT United States 06901
- Publication Date: 1959-6
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 147 p.
- TRT Terms: Human factors engineering; Navigation computers; Navigation radar; Navigation systems
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026182
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Contract Numbers: MA-1745
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM