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Viewpoint: Enter the maritime micromanager

If people are afraid of making sensible manoeuvres to avoid collision or dense traffic, lest they get a flea in their ear from the ‘controllers’ ashore , we have come to a pretty pass. But that seems to be the effect of managerial addiction to micromanaging crews and it will only get worse as automation gathers pace

The rise of automation on ships is leading to a culture of micromanaging, undermining seafarers’ confidence, sidelining their decision-making skills and leaving them wondering what they are there for

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