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Ship sense - What is it and how does one get it?


Prison, J and Lutzhoft, M and Porathe, T, Ship sense - What is it and how does one get it?, Proceedings: RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects International Conference - Human Factors in Ship Design, Safety and Operation, 25-26 February, London, UK, pp. 127-130. ISBN 9781905040551 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]


We hereby introduce a new research agenda: ship sense, which deals with the craftsman like ship handling evident in for example manoeuvring. This is something that all seafarers deal with and something that is close to their heart, but very few can put into words what it really is and how it is acquired. As a start of charting out the area a questionnaire was used to collect opinions regarding the concept from active mariners. Experience and training was found to play a major part in acquiring ship sense and the ability to sense more body-related input such as accelerations and balance were almost as important as the more traditional opinion of vision as the prime provider of information cues. This opens up for further exploration of the importance and attribution of the vestibular and proprioceptive senses as contributors to the implicit art of ship sense. © 2009: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Research agenda; Ship handling; Human engineering; Shipbuilding; Ships
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Coastal sea freight transport
UTAS Author:Lutzhoft, M (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
ID Code:95208
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2014-09-26
Last Modified:2014-09-26

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