The author asserts that economic and military considerations in the UK call for the marine industry sector of the economy to be a viable one. He proposes, as a positive strategy, that 40% by weight of all UK imports and exports be carried in ships that are owned and registered in the UK. He also recommends the establishment of a new organization, The Marine Industries Development Corporation, whose structure is described and charted. Ideally, the organization would be headed by a Minister for Marine Affairs. If this were not acceptable, a Cabinet Committee for Marine Affairs ought to be set up to define the objectives and oversee the strategy that would then be implemented by the Corporation. Among the aspects covered in connection with his discussion of the 40% target is that of manning. He suggests that the goal be a crewing level of 10, which reduced manning experiments suggest to him is practicable, and offers two alternative manning structures that satisfy this goal.

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  • Pagination: 27p.

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  • Accession Number: 00656464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM