I’m curious about where radio, RADAR and navigation equipment (GPS, etc…) maintenance has landed in the shipboard organization. Given the disappearance of the Radio Officer position from many ships, where has that sort of repair landed? Does it fall to Deck or Engineering? Is it done by licensed officers or unlicensed ratings? Is it not done, because it’s easy enough to own duplicated systems? The reason I ask is I was an Electronics Technician in the Navy. I worked on radios, radar and navigation equipment. I’m well qualified in that role, along with computers and networking now. Where do those sorts of people land in shipboard organization? What kind of qualifications do they typically have? Is it a case where there is enough duplication of equipment to allow for shore side maintenance?
Thanks in advance,