Jul 192009

MAC received a cry for help from Andreas Bach, who’s studying at World Maritime University and exploring the relationship between pilots and VTS operators. Some of our readers will undoubtedly have something to say on the subject and some guidance.

Says Andreas: “I am in the process of writing a Master dissertation that intends to investigate the relationship between pilots and VTS operators. The reason for me to chose this area of research is that I believe that there is room for improvement with regards to the co-operation between the two services. In my literature research I have had a hard time to find related material, the case of Audacity and Leonis are a good example on the lack of co-operation.”

It’s certainly an issue that bears study. If you want to contribute to Andreas’s knowledgebase email mac@maritimeaccident.org and we’ll put you together.

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