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Training and technology onboard ship: How seafarers learned to use the shipboard Automatic Identification System (AIS)

Bailey, Nicholas J., Ellis, Neil and Sampson, Helen 2008. Training and technology onboard ship: How seafarers learned to use the shipboard Automatic Identification System (AIS). Cardiff, UK: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University. Available at: http://www.sirc.cf.ac.uk/uploads/publications/Trai...

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Abstract

This report is the first of a series which will focus upon seafarer training in relation to the introduction of shipboard technology as, and when, it occurs. The report focuses upon the universal introduction of AIS in December 2004 which provided the ideal opportunity to observe the extent to which training accompanies the introduction of new onboard technology. Prior to the conduct of interviews with seafarers about the training which accompanied the introduction of AIS, we attempted to ascertain the level of errors identified in relation to information transmitted using AIS and we treated this as an indicator of the competence of seafarers in relation to its use. The report is based on data collected at three time points over a four year period (October 2004, October 2005 and October 2007). The report indicates the levels of errors in the use of AIS and how these levels varied over time. It also considers the extent to which AIS appears to encourage the “improper” use of VHF radio for collision avoidance and the implications of this for training. The use of VHF radio to negotiate collision avoidance between ships has long been held to be a problem by many agencies concerned with navigation, such as, the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA). Errors

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Publisher: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University
ISBN: 1900174340
Funders: The Lloyd's Register Eucational Trust
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 20:47
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/27434

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