TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGY ONBOARD SHIP - HOW SEAFARERS LEARNED TO USE THE AIS
|Author(s)||N. Baileys, N. Ellis, H. Sampson|
|Publisher||LR Educational Trust Research Unit|
The present report is the first one in a series focusing upon the seafarers training relating to the introduction of the shipboard technologies and universal introduction of the AIS providing an excellent chance to perform the observation of the whole extent to which such training is accompanying the intro to the newly established onboard technologies. Before the interviews with the seafarers have been conducted related to the training accompanying the AIS introduction, the authors of the preset volume has attempted to duly ascertain the level of the errors commonly identified and concerned with the information that is being transmitted using the AIS and treated this as a sort of the indicator of the seafarers competence. The whole content of the report has been compiled on the basis of the data collected in the four-year period and it is intended to indicate the level of the errors made when using the AIS. The authors have also considered the extent to which subject system encourages the incorrect use of the VHF radio to avoidance of the collisions plus the implications of the subject factor for the training. The utilization of the VHF radio for negotiating of the collision avoidance between the vessels was considered a serious problem for long time and by numerous agencies dealing with the navigation...
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