Hopefully the title is not too obscure.
This post was prompted by this stupid article.
My point here is that both the network and hierarchy model can exist at the same time.
For example during mooring operations I tell the mates on the bow and the stern if they see that something needs to be done, tell me (the captain) what you’re going to do and I’ll either give the go ahead or not.
So say during tie-up the stern drifts off the pier. The captain and pilot’s attention is on the bow which is closing on the pier and are engaged in operating the bow thruster and commands to the bow and tugs.
Rather than wait for a command the mate on the stern can simply observe the problem see the solution and then tell the captain “I’m going to heave in on the stern line”. Captain says “go ahead”. Problem solved in the quickest and simplest manner.
It’s just a quick momentary switch from the normal model on the left to the one on the right then back. Like a quick page refresh, an update of the situation.
Seems to me a lot of new mates are trained to wait for a command but I don’t have time for that. Need to get tied up and cargo ops rolling so I can get on the way again. Same thing with BRM.