ADVANCES IN MERCHANT SHIPS OPERATION: REQUIREMENTS, MEANS AND LIMITS

The authors examine the costs of three main operational areas: manning, maintenance and fuel. Manning has become a top concern of owners, displacing the concern over fuel conservation that dominated the 1970s. Aspects discussed include crew size, personnel background, the ratio of officers to ratings, and relationships between crew cost, crew size, ship systems, automation level and workload. Multipurpose crews, job allocation, shipboard organization and personnel training and regulation are also touched upon. The discussion of maintenance focuses upon condition monitoring, condition-based maintenance and planned maintenance systems. The third area of interest, energy cost, is then analyzed by a brief review of energy-saving components, allocated to specific design improvements. Compared with fuel costs for a ship of the late 1970s, fuel savings are now estimated to be in the neighborhood of 10 percent.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Delbene, G
    • Podenzana-Bonvino, C
    • Lucano, D
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 19p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00659391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM