INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS ON MERCHANT MARINE TRAINING

Cdr. Edward F. Oliver

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Abstract: INTRODUCTION WAS INVITED to present this paper today on the subject of international standards of training for ships’ officers, particularly those st,andards pertaining to navigation. As a result of recent marine casualties, the international marit.ime community has become concerned about the competency of officers manning the vessels plying the Seven Seas. In 1968 there were two meetings of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation in London where this subject was discussed at length. My intention is first, to review, very briefly, the recent maritime disasters which were attributable to errors in navigat,ion and then discuss what recommendations the international shipping community is now considering.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 16, Number 3
Pages: 249 - 253
Cite this article: Oliver, Cdr. Edward F., "INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS ON MERCHANT MARINE TRAINING", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 16, No. 3, Fall 1969, pp. 249-253.
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