INCREASING THE EFFICIENCY OF SIMULATOR USE IN TRAINING SHIPBOARD CONTROL SYSTEM OPERATORS

The author cites data showing that operator errors account for up to 80% of the emergencies in the merchant fleet. A basic cause of operator error is the taking of incorrect actions due to limited practical experience and poor professional training. The use of increasingly complicated shipboard control systems makes the development of operator skills and their efficient use more urgent than ever. According to the authors, the way in which training is organized does not give enough attention to theoretical (pre- simulator) training. The use of automated training systems (ATS) to remedy this situation is advocated. The characteristics of ATS are described as being: the consecutive presentation of training material from simple to complicated, together with procedural information and questions; the input by the trainee of answers to the questions; and the evaluation by the system of the trainee's mastery of the material. It is shown how ATS can be incorporated into simulators to increase the efficiency of simulator use in the development of practical skills.

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    • Journal article; Distribution restrictions apply
  • Authors:
    • Bluvshteyn, Y B
    • Kravchenko, Y P
    • Meymark, G M
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  • Accession Number: 00660332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM