Ships are completely self supporting. This principal however, is reaching it’s limits. Engines are becoming more complex, and at the same time, more reliable. As a consequence, ship’s technicians gain less experience with breakdowns and are less capable to react effectively in an emergency situation.
It also hampers the introduction of new technologies, such as all electric propulsion systems. Ship’s engineers cannot gain the knowledge or the experience to these specialised systems. Combined with a growing worldwide shortage of qualified ship’s engineers, the shipping industry is confronted with a major problem. Project Shore Support investigates alternative solutions.