In 1982, Exxon Shipping Company (ESC) set about to enlarge the responsibilities and authority of its senior fleet officers by moving away from the "ship driver" concept toward a "business unit management" concept. The years since have been marked by measured but continuous change affecting not only the role of the fleet officer but also that of the unlicenced seafarer and the supporting shoreside organization. The purpose of this paper is to highlight these changes and to provide some observations regarding the process and the results. The author concludes with a discussion of the trends in vessel manning that are developing concurrent with these role changes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper; officer role changes
  • Authors:
    • Iarossi, F J
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  • Pagination: 14p.

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  • Accession Number: 00657616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM