Assessment of Pilot Needs for Shipboard Data and Informational Documents
NKF ENGINEERING INC ARLINGTON VA
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This report describes a study of the needs and desires of ship pilots for ship characteristic and ship maneuvering performance data to be used during piloting. The report presents results of interviews of 25 pilots in five different pilot associations on the East and West coasts of the USA. These interviews had three primary purposes. The first was to familiarize a broad cross-section of pilots with International Maritime Organization IMO proposals for pilot cards and wheelhouse posters and the current plans of the U.S. Coast Guard with regard to adoption of these recommended IMO documents. The second purpose was to obtain from the pilots information on their current exposure to and use of such documents. The third purpose was to obtain from the pilots specific recommendations or desires concerning additions, to modifications of, or deletions from the proposed IMO documents. Based upon the results of these interviews, it was concluded that pilots would primarily use the pilot card when available. Also, several modified versions of the IMO pilot card, which reflected the primary inputs of the 25 pilots, were prepared. Keywords Navigational aids Turningmaneuvering data Pilot cards Wheelhouse posters Ship pilots.
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