Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2020, Page: 10-16
Marine Autonomous Surface Ship - A Great Challenge to Maritime Education and Training
Wang Deling, Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
Wu Dongkui, Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
Huang Changhai, Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
Wu Changyue, Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
Received: Dec. 15, 2019;       Accepted: Jan. 4, 2020;       Published: Jan. 21, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajwse.20200601.12      View  345      Downloads  165
As the rapid development of modern science and technology, significant progresses have been made in the research and testing of the Marine Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS). The navigation of traditional ships is based on seafarers, who makes all the decisions and operations. In the future, ships may be controlled and operated autonomously without intervention of human if MASS can reach the level of unmanned control. It can be predicted that the wider application of MASS will bring great changes to the shipping industry, and pose great challenges to seafarers knowledge structure, talent cultivation and etc. The application of new technologies on MASS, i.e. integrated bridge systems, environmental information perception, collision avoidance path planning, cyber-physical systems, track control, internet of things, cloud computing, big data, automation, remote control, satellite and communication, fault diagnosis and etc., will in no doubt bring new requirements to seafarers’ navigation knowledge and skills, and pose great challenges on the Maritime Education and Training (MET). Based on the new science and technologies to be applied on ships, this paper analyses the competence requirements of seafarers on MASS in different development level, predicts the impacts of MASS on MET and put forward the direction of seafarers’ MET in future.
MASS, Seafarers, Maritime Education and Training, Challenges, Automatic Control
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Wang Deling, Wu Dongkui, Huang Changhai, Wu Changyue, Marine Autonomous Surface Ship - A Great Challenge to Maritime Education and Training, American Journal of Water Science and Engineering. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2020, pp. 10-16. doi: 10.11648/j.ajwse.20200601.12
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