Towards unmanned cargo-ships: The effects of automating navigational tasks on crewing levels

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Abstract

This paper presents a method to analyse the required crew composition on board of a short sea cargo vessel. By using a purpose-built tool it is possible to assign all tasks on board to the most appropriate crew member. This tool is used to analyse the changes to crew composition when the navigational tasks on board of the ship are removed from the workload of the crew. The analysis shows that during the normal sailing and arrival and departure phase, this results in a decrease of the required crew size of respectively 3 and 1 crew members. This reduction can, however, only be realised if the procedures during the loading and unloading phase are changed too, since this is the normative phase of the voyage for the crew size.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT 2019)
Place of PublicationRochester, NY, USA
PublisherSSRN
Pages104-117
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventCOMPIT 2019: 18th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries - Tullamore, Ireland
Duration: 25 Mar 201927 Mar 2019

Conference

ConferenceCOMPIT 2019: 18th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries
CountryIreland
CityTullamore
Period25/03/1927/03/19

Keywords

  • autonomous shipping
  • unmanned ships
  • navigational tasks
  • manning

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