TITLE

New Draft National Standard for pilots is a "dumbing down."

AUTHOR(S)
Crawford, J. F. E.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Ausmarine;Jan2010, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the draft guidelines for marine pilots proposed by the National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) in Australia. It is stated that these new policies are below standards and does nothing to address the issue on lack of skilled pilots and having steady reserve of trained pilots in the future. It also states the NMSC's directives on marine pilotage.
ACCESSION #
48023296

 

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