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A comparison of marine pilots' planning and manoeuvring skills: Uncovering mental models to assess shiphandling and explore expertise

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Orlandi, L and Brooks, B and Bowles, M, A comparison of marine pilots' planning and manoeuvring skills: Uncovering mental models to assess shiphandling and explore expertise, Journal of Navigation, 68, (5) pp. 897-914. ISSN 0373-4633 (2015) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

The Royal Institute of Navigation 2015

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0373463315000260

Abstract

This paper introduces an assessment methodology that can underpin the objective measurement of shiphandling skills and permit comparative analysis of manoeuvring plans against their execution in a full mission bridge simulator. It was hypothesised that expert shiphandlers would have shown a strong consistency between the initial plan provided and the following execution. Ten marine pilots participated in the study. Their performance was evaluated across several variables using data gathered during the planning and objective measurements completed during the execution on a simulator. A significant capability to match execution against the plan was evidenced by the group of pilots. The mathematical analysis proposed represents an objective approach that can assure a valid and reliable assessment when applied across different contexts and needs such as: selection, training and certification of pilots, port development, optimisation of bridge procedures and improvement of equipment design.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:shiphandling, mental models, ship simulator, marine pilotage
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water Transport
Objective Field:Passenger Water Transport
Author:Orlandi, L (CAPT Luca Orlandi)
Author:Brooks, B (Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks)
Author:Bowles, M (Dr Marcus Bowles)
ID Code:103614
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Seafaring
Deposited On:2015-10-20
Last Modified:2017-11-07
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