Towards A Digital Repository

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While the essential knowledge domain for ship-operation is large and growing rapidly, and the available time for the proper training of maritime professionals is perhaps shrinking to meet the growing industry demand, it is becoming more & more essential to ensure proper capture and management of this important knowledge-base. Poor management of this knowledge area may not only result in gaps in training but breaches of safety in critical shipboard procedures and perhaps further aggravated by the attrition of trained shipboard personnel as they move to work ashore. In the paper, the authors will address these issues and describe a possible dynamic digital knowledge-capture strategy, and the development of an incrementally growing maritime digital knowledge repository, which could not only alleviate some of these problems but lead to an overall improvement in ship safety and operations. The authors will also share the methodology, presently being planned at the Malaysian Maritime Academy (MMA), and which is likely to lead to avenues of collaborative work between MMA, academia (UTM) and shipping companies.

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