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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Coast Guard technical contact and COTR is Dr. Anita Rothblum, (203) 441-2847.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Human Affairs Research Centers

    P.O. Box C-5395, 4000 NE 41st Street
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105-5428

    Department of Transportation

    U.S. Coast Guard Office of Engineering, Logistics, and Development
    Washington, DC  United States  20593-0001

    U.S. Coast Guard, Research and Development Center

    1082 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT  United States  06340-6096
  • Authors:
    • Lee, J D
    • Sanquist, T F
  • Publication Date: 1993-2

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672411
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-07-93
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 10 1995 12:00AM