Computer-based Aptitude Testing; An Alternative for the Assessment of VTSO

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4th Global Conference on Innovation in Marine Technology and the Future of Maritime Transportation-GMC’21, İstanbul, Turkey, 18 - 19 November 2021, pp.64

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.64
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The increase in the number and size of ships, demands, needs and expectations have an effect upon Vessel Traffic

Service Operator (VTSO) daily workload and require a high concentration, attention to perform one or more tasks at

the same time. In addition that the recent developments in shipping industry reveal that VTSO will also be interacted

simultaneously with ships partly automated, remotely controlled with/without seafarers on board or fully autonomous

ships other than non-SOLAS vessels in the near future. As a consequence of these emerging developments that

aptitude of a VTSO is become distinguished attribution more than having skill, attitude and knowledge even if VTSOs

have previous maritime experience. This study is proposed a solution to carry out aptitude assessment on e.g. spatial

awareness, visual memory, reasoning, multi-task, complex attention, auditory memory, psychomotor as computerbased

along with VTS simulator. The computerized aptitude test may also be used stand-alone instrument for the

assessment of VTSOs during recruitment process.