Nautical Institute HE Alert Microsite

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Operability, accessibility & manoeuvrability
Issue
36
Operability, accessibility & manoeuvrability

A guide to useful design principles of operability which can make the operation of ships safer and easier, reducing the risks of accident.

Aug 2014

Featured articles

  • Editorial

    Editorial

    David Squire, FNI FCMI

    In this Issue, we focus on operability (controllability + workability), accessibility and manoeuvrability. The cover story paints the unfortunate tale of the day that it all went wrong for the master, when he briefly lost control of his ship due to weather and a number of design flaws.

  • "An Unfortunate Error"

    Cover Story

    Nils had been proud to be appointed senior master of such a smart and impressive ship. She was one of the largest high-speed catamarans ever built, designed to maximise both passenger comfort and freight capacity and fitted with ‘state of the art’ instrumentation.

  • Control room design - tell the designers what you want and the required functionality

    Control room design - tell the designers what you want and the required functionality

    David Squire, FNI FCMI

    During a recent visit to the P&O cruise ship MV AURORA, we were able to see and hear of some of the simple problems of equipment layout, accessibility and functionality that could have an effect on operability and manoeuvrability, both on the bridge and in the machinery control room.

More articles

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Surviving the unexpected, the emergencies which raise their ugly heads in so many different guises, is the theme of this issue.