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Crew fatigue

Free trade unions in the United Kingdom have launched a campaign whose goal is to bring the country into line with European standards for working hours.

According to the British Maritime Accident Investigation Service (MAS), fatigue and inadequate manning remain the main causes of maritime incidents.

“Anachronism for the 21st century is the fact that seafarers have to falsify their payroll in order to prove that they only work 98 hours a week.

And many of these people work all week in a row, without a break for four to nine months, ”said Chief Inspector Stephen Mayer. “Most of all, our concern is the fact that on a large number of bulk carriers working on a short shoulder, duties on duty duty fall on the shoulders of only the captain and only one assistant.”

Thus, they have to work 84 hours a week only on the bridge, not to mention routine paper work, etc. In this connection, real employment at the workplace increases several dozen times.

The organization’s inspectors, who have analyzed 1,600 incidents over the past 10 years, have no doubt that “the main cause of collisions and agrounds are factors such as fatigue and inadequate manning”.

There is also no doubt that the ship, which is managed by the captain and senior assistant, changing every 6 hours, is a ready-made facility for disasters. This practice is widespread in coastal shipping, where the watch is often not kept on the bridge at night. There is only one conclusion – an urgent attack on fatigue.

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