Maritime Fatigue: Just another band aid?
systems need to allow individuals to acknowledge fatigue without jeopardizing their employment. Likewise, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) considers seafarer fatigue to be a potentially serious issue which is detrimental to safety at sea and the health of seafarers.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) found the following:Everyone has experienced fatigue at some point, but in the transport industry, where there’s often high pressure to deliver, fatigue can have very real, very dangerous implications. Fatigue can have a range of adverse influences on human performance
Mental Health at Sea: A Storm is Brewing
, Queensland. Aircraft of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) conducted a search throughout Saturday and Sunday, including using infra-red sensing equipment at night. Unfortunately, the Master was not found. The vessel was forced to divert to a Queensland port while AMSA, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, and local authorities conducted an investigation over several days. The unexpected economic loss to the shipping line of the bulker being diverted and then spending days in port may have been as high as $100,000, plus costs to bring a new master to Australia for the ship. Solving