Accession Number : AD0771982

Title :   Vessel Traffic Systems Issue Study. Volume 3. Computer Sciences Corporation Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP LOS ANGELES CALIF

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 407

Abstract : The major issues to be resolved by the study were: (1) Identify specific VTS program goals, anticipated benefits, and alternatives; (2) analyze potential VTS roles of federal, state, and local authorities, private enterprise; recommended the most beneficial role for the Coast Guard; (3) analyze the quantitative and qualitative factors to be considered in determination of the need for various levels of VTS in U.S. ports; (4) prepare short and long range staffing and funding plans; (5) prepare a management plan to use as a guide in planning, developing, implementing new systems. The Study addresses the indicated issues and makes specific immediate and long range recommendations for the Coast Guard role in developing vessel traffic systems in U.S. ports and waterways.

Descriptors :   *Water traffic, *Systems engineering, Coast Guard research, Harbors, Waterways, Management planning and control, Factor analysis, Cost effectiveness, Human factors engineering, Safety, Policies

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE