Title: Human response in navigation emergency situation

Authors: Eugen Barsan, Radu Hanzu-Pazara

Addresses: Constantza Maritime University, Mircea cel Batrin street 104, Constantza 900663, Romania. ' Constantza Maritime University, Mircea cel Batrin street 104, Constantza 900663, Romania

Abstract: This paper underlines the assessment results of some specific bridge resource management scenarios, focused on emergency navigation and cooperation between bridge and engine room teams. This type of training is undertaken at managerial level. In the scenarios that will be analysed, the own ship was a VLCC full loaded, navigating in shallow waters. The main event simulates a small fire at the electrical circuits on the bridge, followed by loss of remote control to engine and steering systems. Consequently, the trainees must cope with the emergency and in a combined effort deck and engine room teams have to manoeuvre the VLCC towards a safety anchorage place.

Keywords: emergency navigation; shipping; ship safety; accident avoidance; human error; maritime simulation; ship handling; maritime transport; emergency scenario; teamwork; team management; bridge resource management; remote control; loss of control; emergency management; engine room; steering systems; safety anchorage; human response.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVS.2010.035320

International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 2010 Vol.5 No.1, pp.75 - 85

Available online: 21 Sep 2010 *

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