The ship inspection system can be regarded as a frontline fighting against substandard ships. However, the ship inspection rate in Taiwan is low and the vessels under the flag are categorized in the Grey List by Paris and Tokyo MOUs according to statistics. Thus, the current status of the ship inspection system of the country should be examined and improved. In this paper, the ship inspection system is evaluated in terms of the system structure, legislation, mechanisms and training patterns. The shortcomings are appreciated under the Hierarchical Task Analysis structure. A list of the alternatives for improvement and the priority are accordingly established based on the Value-Focused Thinking and Analytical Hierarchy Process methods. In addition, the training courses capable of creating prompt effects on ship inspection performance for short terms are also proposed. It is believed that the solutions proposed in this paper will enable the government to establish an integrated scheme for ship inspections
Ung, Shuen-Tai; Tsai, Chi-Cheng; and Chen, Chih-Li
"A RIGOROUS REVIEW AND THOROUGH PLANNING FOR THE SHIP INSPECTION SYSTEM IN TAIWAN,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 21:
5, Article 10.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol21/iss5/10