There is a blurring, worldwide, of the shipmaster's role aboard ship and of his relation to his head office. This paper looks at what that role should be and at the current realities of the shipmaster's position. It is suggested that standards of professionalism within the industry, both ashore and afloat, are gradually declining. It is urged that in considering the operation of ships, greater understanding be given to safety and the need for training in addition to purely commercial aspects.

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  • Pagination: 5p.

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  • Accession Number: 00660199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM