THE DUAL LICENSED OFFICER FOR SHIPS OF THE FUTURE--TWENTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

This paper reviews the historical development trends that have led to the establishment of the Dual Licensed Officer program at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Examples are cited of the experience that the graduates have obtained in using their knowledge and skills. It then looks forward to postulated needs of modern ships with reduced manning levels, other innovative changes in technology and vessel management, and the impact on ship officer education and training. Concerns regarding licensing of personnel to insure adequate competence levels, acceptable risks, accountability and responsibility to the public and the environment are discussed. Despite these concerns, the program is basically sound, although it needs specific improvements. Considering the success and performance of the almost 400 graduates of a program that has persevered for 20 years, it is concluded that these seagoing officers will continue to be counted on to serve the needs of the current and future maritime fleet.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; Paper presented to Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, New York Metropolitan Section, September 18, 1990
  • Authors:
    • Hirschkowitz, M W
    • Maclean, W M
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM