Your help is requested with research for my MSc - SailNet Community
Introduce Yourself Welcome to the - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 02-19-2013 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Your help is requested with research for my MSc

Ladies and gentlemen hello. May I introduce myself, I am currently a full time employee of the RNLI and am studying for an MSc in Maritime Studies at Portsmouth university. I have previously discussed my project here;


My project of study is to ascertain the use of electronic navigation displays in maritime Search and Rescue(SAR). I am specifically looking at whether by the adoption of this fantastic new technology we have had more accidents or incidents down to it's use/mis-use/failure or limitation. I am looking at the leisure market and the professional mariner in this study. On the flip side I am looking at how SAR Units(both lifeboats and helicopters) use such displays. Do they find them easy to use, greatly assist the search or just another tool to use. I am also asking what information they would like the 'ideal' system to display.
I am also looking for incidents where navigation displays played a good or bad role in the situation and lessons that were learned. A few incidents have arisen such as navigating at 21 kts down a river and hitting a sandbank clearly marked with 6 buoys. An explanation to the CG was 'I was following my waypoints'. I am not trying to ridicule or belittle anyone but am looking for lessons so that others can learn from them. On the flipside the Board of Inquiry into HMS NOTTINGHAM hitting Wolf rock off Lord Howe Island specified that this incident probably would not have happened had electronic charting been in use. Any input will be anonymous and I will be sharing the findings of my project with the RNLI to aid in the saving lives at sea.
My own background was in the Royal Navy spending 13 years as an bridge watchkeeping officer and I have been with the RNLI for the last 4 years as an inspector/manager here in Scotland.
In order to help me compile data I have compiled a survey found here;

If you are willing to help please click on the link and complete the survey. If you wish to discuss this further or wish to relate a specific story to me please contact me here or leave your email address in the survey. I thank you, fair winds and following seas.
MSc is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 03-03-2013 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Re: Your help is requested with research for my MSc

I intend to close the surveys on Wed in order that I can write up the evidence if you want to participate please do. Thank you all who participated or contributed. I will try to post a link to the final report if I'm successful.
MSc is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 03-03-2013
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: N. VA
Posts: 656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to dacap06
Re: Your help is requested with research for my MSc

Done. Good luck with your study!

T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Pasadena, MD
dacap06 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rigging help requested jimmyb514 Gear & Maintenance 1 03-09-2009 12:41 PM
Advice requested severan Learning to Sail 14 02-06-2009 03:49 AM
Windlass help requested bottleinamessage Gear & Maintenance 0 11-30-2007 06:46 AM
Experience's requested dnseal Gear & Maintenance 3 11-30-2006 05:03 PM
VHF and GPS Recommendations requested: scubaman Gear & Maintenance 2 05-03-2006 09:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome