In this issue of Alert! we offer some thoughts on safe manning, and on mitigating the effects of fatigue and other risk factors on crew endurance. We expand upon what has been articulated in issue 13 of Alert! - Time to wake up to the consequences of Fatigue - and its associated Vodcast.
Piotr’s wife agreed it was unlucky that the accident which has blighted his career happened when he was on watch; he was a good man trying to do a good job. In the same circumstances it could have happened to anybody.
The Guidelines for Determination of Minimum Safe Manning are only viable if they are strictly complied with. To date, there is no mathematical formula for assessing the manpower requirements of a ship taking into account these Guidelines - while these are very sensible guidelines.....
Includes guidance on fatigue managementDownload PDF