SHIP HABITABILITY: DESIGNING POLAR ICEBREAKERS FOR CREW LEISURE-TIME ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES

Authors
  1. Lewis, R.E.F.
  2. Pearce, D.G.
  3. Garland, W.
  4. Goodfellow, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
There are indications that prolonged Arctic voyages in icebreakers are disliked by some crew members to the extent that, after exposure to such voyages, they may leave the ship abruptly to seek other employment. This tendency to leave the sea is apparently not restricted to the Canadian Coast Guard. Since leisure-time activity constitutes a major part of a sailor's life at sea it was considered that an improvement in leisure-time facilities in new polar icebreakers might alleviate the attrition problem. The report considers the preferences of Canadian icebreaker crews concerning their leisure-time activities.
Report Number
R-1070 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1974
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
75-02729
CANDIS No
25944
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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