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Fatigue is a well known factor as a cause numerous maritime and non-mari- time accidents worldwide. In fact driving while fatigued is considered just as bad as driving while under the in? uence. atigue is a well known factor right direction do not necessarily miti- prevailing circumstances and conditions we are decreasing crew sizes to the point as a cause numerous maritime gate fatigue anywhere near as well as the so as to make a full appraisal of the situ- where certain ship board positions no and non-maritime accidents IMO and ILO lawmakers expect. ation and of the risk of collision.” longer even exist in the industry. worldwide. In fact driving This is especially true when we consid- One thing that I enjoy as a mariner is As an industry we are bound by IMO

F while fatigued is considered just as bad er navigation accidents, The 1972 Colli- looking through older handbooks and Resolution A1047(27) which lists the as driving while under the in? uence. sion Regulations cover many situations textbooks. Recently I was going through factors to be taken in to account when

The requirements under the new Manilla in regards to navigation, but the rules do the 1943 edition of the Merchant Marine determining what the minimum safe amendments call for vessels and seafar- not cover the state of the watch stander, Of? cer’s Handbook and what struck me manning of a vessel should be. These ers to log their work or rest hours to meet In fact Rule number 5 of the 1972 as interesting is the fact that within the factors include the safety of the vessel the standards set out under STCW 2010 Collision regulations state “Every ves- ? rst few pages both the Carpenter and while underway, at anchor, or in port or the MLC 2006. Anyone who has ever sel shall at all times maintain a proper the Purser are mentioned. These posi- during navigation and cargo operations. gone to sea however can tell you that look-out by sight and hearing as well as tions, both of which no longer carried This resolution, too lengthy to be in- these measures, although a step in the by all available means appropriate in the on board, is just proof to the point that cluded in this article is the cornerstone 18 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • JULY 2017

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