'Down to the Seas'

Kumar, Shashi N.
December 2010
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2010, Vol. 136 Issue 12, p18
Conference Proceeding
The article presents the author's comments on the profession of merchant mariners. He states that global statistics on merchant mariners are sadly lacking, despite the existence of several sophisticated shipping databases. Discussing the requirements for new skills, the author says that merchant-marine officers in present must be tech-savvy and multi-skilled, able to make rapid decisions and lead others in a fast-paced operating environment.


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