Accession Number : AD0740058

Title :   Technology and Safe Navigation,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL PHYSICAL LAB TEDDINGTON (UNITED KINGDOM) SHIP DIV

Personal Author(s) : Paffett, J. A. H.

Report Date : 09 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The aim of the paper is to examine the factors affecting the safety of navigation at sea, and the scope for using modern technology to prevent casualties from occurring. In particular, an attempt is made to identify fields where new research or development effort seems likely to offer useful returns. Non-technological means for achieving safety eg improved training in seamanship shall not be considered except in so far as these have technological implications, such as equipment for use in training. Nor will the means of mitigating the effects of a casualty once it has occured (damage control, salvage, decontamination) be dealt with. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION, *SHIPS, SAFETY, ACCIDENTS, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE