THE CHANGING ROLE OF COMMAND

In his examination of the changing role of command, the author observes that: (1) the authority of command is being taken over ashore, while the responsibility remains firmly with the master; (2) the same performance is expected from the ship, although operating crews have been greatly reduced; (3) more sophisticated equipment is available, but it is only fitted to the minimum required standards and located without thought for the user; and (4) the master needs shore support in the running of his vessel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper; Also published in Journal of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Vol.17, No.196 [Winter 1988/89], pp.537-550
  • Authors:
    • Beetham, E H
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  • Pagination: 10p.

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  • Accession Number: 00656300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM