Captain J. Timothy Bordelon

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Why We Need the Human Factor in Modern Shipping

By Captain J. Timothy Bordelon 2016-06-07 12:45:50

By Captain J. Timothy Bordelon I have sailed for thirty years as master of deep sea cargo ships. When I started my career in 1978, manual methods of maritime navigation were the norm. Communication consisted of conventional mail and landline phone calls in port. Once the ship sailed over the horizon, telex was the only means of communication between office management and the ship.  Modern technology and communication have progressed to the point where robot ships are now discussed as...

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