Print Email Facebook Twitter Ship manning innovation: An onboard measurement instrument for safe sailing Title Ship manning innovation: An onboard measurement instrument for safe sailing Author Post, W.M. Punte, P.A.J. Rasker, P.C. Langefeld, J.J. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2010 Abstract We’re investigating a new assignment of manning on board of modern coasters while maintaining the current level of safety. International marine legislation sets a high, but conservative standard to the ship’s crew, but other composition of the ship’s crew may fulfill these high standards as well. One example of such a standard is the obligation to have a Chief Engineer on board ships with a propulsion power higher than 750 kW. The Chief Engineer is mono disciplinary educated in the engineering department and cannot execute navigational tasks. Since modern coasters are equipped with engines requiring a minimum of maintenance, a Chief Engineer may use his time more effectively. He may also be replaced by a beginning maritime officer (MAROF) who has receives a dual education in both navigational and engineering skills. A MAROF may do maintenance and take over some shifts of the Master and the Chief Mate. The advantage is a more flexible way of operating the ship and potentially a rise of labor satisfaction. To guarantee the original level of safety, the MAROF is backed up with 24 hours onshore technical support. We present an input-process-outcome framework covering various aspects related to safe sailing, serving as the basis for the definition of the set of measurements. Next we describe the development and testing of a measurement instrument for capturing the right data. To demonstrate that the new way of working is minimally as safe, the instrument is currently applied onboard of 25 Dutch coasters during a full year. Subject SociologySafetyWorkloadFatigueManningMeasurement instrumentShore support. To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:351742c2-fddc-44ff-a5ec-b4ac99ddd582 TNO identifier 409734 Source HPAS 2010 International Conference On Human Performance at Sea 16-18 June 2010, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.