FIRST "WATCH 1" VESSEL ENTERS SERVICE--MORE TO FOLLOW?

On 30 November 1988, the tenth of a series of 84,000 dwt products tankers, the PETROBULK MARS, was delivered from Burmeister and Wain, Copenhagen, to a consortium for charter to Nordan Tankers 1 Inc. This vessel differs from her sisters in being the first ship classed for a one man bridge system. She has been entered with Det norske Veritas with a new notation, "Watch 1--Ocean Areas and Coastal Waters" (W1-OC), which will give its operators the opportunity to navigate day and night with only one watchkeeper, under normal operating conditions, as soon as this situation has been approved by the International Maritime Organization. The bridge layout that enables one man operation is discussed.

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  • Accession Number: 00657214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM