MARINE RADAR COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

F. R. Scripture

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Abstract: THE HUMAN FACTORS problem affecting Merchant Shipping safety have been studied for the U.S. Maritime Administration by Dunlap and Associates Inc. (Ref. 1). Several conclusions were derived from this analysis using collision statistics and case histories. The cases analyzed in this report indicate that where radar was available in the situation the major deficiencies in application were --- 1. Failure to use radar 2. Overconfidence in radar 3. Errors in judgment based upon radar information 4. Ineffective use of radar information The statistics for this study were taken from the three years prior to 1960 and it is true that more knowledge and experience has been gained from the commercial use of radar since that time. In addition the facilities and requirements for radar navigation training have been established for the mates of merchant ships.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 13, Number 4
Pages: 295 - 301
Cite this article: Scripture, F. R., "MARINE RADAR COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 13, No. 4, Winter 1966-1967, pp. 295-301.
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