THE HUMAN ELEMENT AND MODERN MARINE NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

This article reproduces the text of a keynote address delivered to the International Association of Institutes of Navigation Congress held in Sydney, Australia on February 2-5, 1988. The author deals briefly with the evolution of navigation from the ancient Greeks to the Global Positioning System. He touches upon the current mandatory requirements for navigational equipment and manning; upon the human element in ship casualties; and, speaking from his own perspective as an official of the Maritime Safety Division of Australia's Department of Transport, upon recent Australian marine casualties. He also outlines current Australian policy regarding shore-based aids to navigation.

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  • Authors:
    • Eccles, P B
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00657260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM