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Fatigue Research Project Workload Modelling

A final report from Southampton Solent University to the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency investigating modelling the hours of work and rest of merchant navy watch keepers and tug crews.

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Fatigue Research Project Workload Modelling

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The aim of the project was to answer the question

What are the effects of working various hours of work and rest patterns, commonly found in use by Merchant Navy watch keepers?

A separate study also investigated the working patterns of selected tug crews.

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) wished to investigate the hours of work and rest of Merchant Navy watch keepers and tug crews, particularly in relation to

  • the effect on seafarer fatigue of various watch keeping and work patterns

  • the impact of various work patterns on different circadian types

  • the likely impact on maritime safety

  • comparisons with other watch keeping systems

  • general suitability as “acceptable” systems of hours of work and rest given their working conditions.

Published 15 May 2017