TRAINING IN BRIDGE MANAGEMENT

J. M. Irvine, R. T. Barth, and D. R. Salmon

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Collisions and groundings continue to plague the maritime community. In recent years much attention has been focused on the use of either new or improved conventional equipment to reduce marine casualties. This paper emphasises that the majority of navigational accidents are the result of human error, and suggest that the possibility of such error can be effectively reduced by training. To guard against human error, training in the management of personnel, skills, equipment and information is necessary. Such training stresses the value of the disciplines of passage planning, track monitoring and bridge teamwork. More importantly, it demonstrates that competency in navigational skills will not, by itself, prevent accidents. The basic training of navigational skills is well addressed by IMCO and national administrations. Authorities must now adopt a code of practice within which training to diminish human error may develop.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 27, Number 2
Pages: 101 - 105
Cite this article: Irvine, J. M., Barth, R. T., Salmon, D. R., "TRAINING IN BRIDGE MANAGEMENT", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer 1980, pp. 101-105.
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