MODELING TECHNIQUES FOR SHIPBOARD MANNING: A REVIEW AND PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT. FINAL REPORT
The worldwide trend in shipboard manning is toward increasingly smaller crew sizes. One concern regarding smaller crews is the extent to which they may compromise ship safety and the ability to respond in an emergency. One systematic method of establishing safe crew complements that can be applied on an international basis is manning models. These can provide a flexible, economic method for establishing safe manning levels. This report critically analyzes existing manning models, both within and outside the maritime domain. A detailed examination of six models developed for the maritime domain illustrates how limits associated with tools and content, as well as the complexity and diversity of issues involved with manning requirements, make it difficult to use any of these six models as a technical basis for all ship manning decisions. A relatively simple shipboard work-hours model is suggested, which can be expanded and enhanced to consider other issues, such as maintenance or emergency procedures.
- The Coast Guard technical contact and COTR is Dr. Anita Rothblum, (203) 441-2847.
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- Lee, J D
- Sanquist, T F
- Publication Date: 1993-2
- Pagination: 94 p.
- TRT Terms: Crew size; Manning requirements; Scale models; Shipboard personnel; Structural models; Validation
- Identifier Terms: United States Coast Guard
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Education and Training; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00672411
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-07-93
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 10 1995 12:00AM