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Objectives

To provide a realistic, high fidelity, voyage scenario in which watch-keeper cognitive performance can be measured.

  • To provide various watch-keeping patterns which will lead to fatigue in the watch-keeping officers.
  • To capture empirical data on the cognitive performance of the watch-keepers undertaking these watch-keeping patterns.
  • To analyse this empirical data to determine the effect of fatigue on the cognitive performance of the watch-keepers.
  • To develop a fatigue management toolkit for use by ship managers, maritime regulators, flag states, port states and the International Maritime Organisation.
  • To derive a set of recommendations that maritime regulators and ship managers can use to improve the safety and reliability of vessels. 

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