By becoming the first ship classified for single-man bridge operation, the PETROBULK MARS, an 84,000 grt products carrier, has heralded a new era for shipboard manning. This feature assesses the impact of electronic integration, the phenomenon that is at the heart of this development and that is revolutionizing ship design and operation. The first half of the feature is an article titled "Integration: the Philosophy." It asks how much integration is genuinely needed, and whether customers' needs or designers' skills are driving development. The second half, "Integration: the Hardware," describes how electronics manufacturers are responding to the integration challenge and what is on the market for shipowners.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Larsen, P
    • Maconachie, B
  • Publication Date: 1989-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:
    • Ocean Voice
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: No.3
    • ISSN: 0261-6777

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00658863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM