ACTs Questionnaire for Maritime Professionals




Programme: Leonardo da Vinci
Beginning: 01. November 2013.
Duration: 24 months
The Convention of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG) was adopted in 1972 and has been applied for the past 42 years. Various organizations engaged in researching marine accidents confirm that ship collisions are one of the most common types of accidents at sea. The accidents reports show that the most common cause of collisions at sea is the lack of understanding of the COLREGs and their inappropriate use. Therefore, the aim of this questionnaire is to check the level of understanding and the degree of correct application of COLREGs by students at maritime schools and colleges, seafarers on merchant ships, teachers and lecturers at maritime institutions, as well as with masters of the fishing boats and yachts.
The questionnaire is composed of four groups of questions:
1.General questions for identifying the target group of respondents.
2.Questions for testing the level of understanding and the degree of correct application of COLREGs.
3.Questions for testing the opinion and actions of seafarers.
4.Optional questions for teachers and lecturers at maritime colleges.

The questions for testing the level of understanding and the degree of correct application of COLREGs have been designed to determine which rules are difficult to understand and which rules are most often broken in practice. Such questions are more difficult than the questions which simply check knowledge and therefore it may take a bit more time to respond to them. The survey is anonymous but if you want to receive a copy of the Questionnaire results please supply your e-mail address.
Your opinions and experiences will be an important contribution to the ACTs project and therefore we would like to thank you for your response in advance.

NOTE: This questionnaire will take 20-30 minutes to fill.

There are 62 questions in this survey.
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