Reduced crews and extensive automation on existing ships and on those of the future have made the human factor all the more important at all stages of ship design, construction and sailing. Poor arrangement of social, working and navigation facilities at the design stage can pose a threat to safety and result in an increased number of emergencies. The author characterizes Soviet experimentation and design work as totally isolating the task of arranging efficient superstructure accommodations from that of automating marine propulsion systems, and explains that there should be a relationship between the tasks. The discussion is divided into sections headed: Crew size; Arrangement of accommodations by superstructure "stories"; List of superstructure accommodations; Standards for crew quarters; Pitch and roll in marine ships; Navigational visibility; Reducing superstructure weight; Reducing aerodynamic drag on superstructures; Introduction of modular superstructure designs; and Supplying ships at sea in relation to superstructure arrangements.

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  • Authors:
    • Zakharov, B N
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  • Accession Number: 00658543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM