Alternative Crewing Strategies

Daniels, Sharon
November 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2005, Vol. 131 Issue 11, p77
Conference Proceeding
The article reports that maritime organizations are debating the inherent difficulties of crewing vessels to maximize the operational output of platforms. Maritime crews, unlike their civilian team-counterparts, work, live, and play together 24 hours a day in an isolated capsule environment, subject to environmental, human, political, and mechanical influences. Experienced sailors who have just rotated to shore assignments following three-and four-year tours at sea augment critical positions or cutters deploy short-crewed.


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