Development of Evaluation Procedures for Watchkeeping Officers Using Bridge Simulator
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A comprehensive assessment of watchkeeping officers should be considered as a preventive measure in terms of safety of navigation. Watchkeeping officers are assigned after passing exams of state authorities and various evaluation procedures of companies. However, they are not subjected to comprehensive evaluations with practical implementations. Therefore, this study aims to develop effective use of simulators in terms of comprehensive evaluation of watchkeeping officers. In this study, simulation was designed with GoalDirected Task Analysis (GDTA) technique to indicate important points on the situations watchkeeping officers face in navigation. 3 parameters were determined for difficulty adjustment; visibility, traffic density, geography. At the last phase of this study, performance evaluation method was prepared for performance evaluation of watchkeeping officer and scenario was evaluated for comprehensiveness by oceangoing masters. Hereby, the developed performance evaluation method for navigation can be used to generate more reliable method to evaluate the officers' competence of technical skills.