MARITIME SAFETY INFORMATION IN THE YEAR 2000: LISTEN UP, NAVY, THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'!

Maritime safety information is that special category of navigational safety data that warns mariners at sea of hazards to navigation that might be encountered while underway. Beginning in 1908, the U.S. Navy pioneered the use of radio to transmit maritime safety information to ships at sea. Over the years, the Navy has relinquished this position as a leader and has become a mere follower. Beginning in 1992, the commercial maritime world will step ahead of the U.S. Navy in the use of modern commercial communications technology. This paper relates how the U.S. Navy arrived at this state of affairs. It is shown how and why the Navy will be seriously disadvantaged if it does not reconsider its position and utilize NAVTEX and SafetyNet. Particular recommendations are proposed after the concluding remarks.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army War College

    Carlisle Barracks
    Carlisle, PA  United States  17013
  • Authors:
    • Hall, S C
  • Publication Date: 1990-4-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM