The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies is working under contract with the United States Coast Guard in an attempt to understand the information processing behavior of ship pilots while conning ocean vessels in confined waterways and harbors of the United States. The objectives of the research are to identify the information used by the pilot, its source and the manner in which the pilot processes the information in making command decisions. This paper briefly summarizes the first phase study activities and reports on the use of the verbal protocol as a technique for studying pilot information processing behavior.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Interim Report from which this paper was taken, Pilotage In Confined Waterways of the United States: A Preliminary Study of Pilot Decision Making, was published by The Department of Transportation, United States Coast Guard, Office of Research and Development.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Institute of Technology & Grad Studies

    5700 Hammonds Ferry Road
    Linthicum Heights, MD  United States  21090
  • Authors:
    • Carpenter, M H
    • Huffner, J R
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Institute of Technology & Grad Studies
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM