This issue of Alert Human Element Bulletin is devoted to the fatigue, offering some good thought related to the safe manning of the vessels as well as mitigating the most frequently occurring fatigue effects together with the other important risk factors. The content of this issue is expanding the topic addressed within the previously released issue also dealing with the fatigue, and associated video.
The booklet starts with the short guide used for proper interpretation of the main safe manning principles. Human errors have been implicated in most of the maritime casualties. The play major role in grounding and collision cases. This has prompted to EU to conduct thorough investigation of the human factors directly relating to the working conditions and workloads contributing to the shipping accidents.
You will find some results of the subject investigation in this document and this information may help in prevention of such accidents in the future through avoiding the situations that may lead to the fatigue of the personnel and eventually to the serious consequences such as casualties. Since this directly affecting safety of the vessel's crew we recommend you to have a close look in the study.