ROLE FLEXIBILITY AT SEA

In October 1987, the Nautical Institute sent out to its members a questionnaire on "Role Flexibility at Sea." The questions were: (1) How did you gain your knowledge of the total ship system and the interrelationships between the various subsystems? (2) What steps to extend your knowledge would you welcome? (3) What other methods would you willingly undertake to improve your knowledge of the total ship system? (4) What do you see as the main barriers to extending your knowledge of the ship and propulsion system? (5) What do you see as the main benefits of introducing dual purpose trained cadets? (6) What do you see as the main benefits of a knowledge of the total ship and machinery systems? The answers received from the 116 respondents--who were of all ranks and of varied nationalities, serving on different ship types and under different flags--are analyzed in rank order of the number of replies. It is noteworthy that 90 percent of those who responded believed in the concept of some kind of dual certification and see it as a way forward.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Parker, C J
  • Publication Date: 1988-10

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  • Pagination: 2 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00656455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM