Issues for discussion will include:
“This EU sponsored research Project Horizon is a major multi-partner European research study that brought together 11 academic institutions and shipping industry organisations with the agreed aim of delivering empirical data to provide a better understanding of the way in which watchkeeping patterns can affect ships’ watchkeepers. The broad spread of the project partners ensured expert objectivity of the project and its results, as well as widening routes for dissemination and exploitation of the findings”.
The round table discussion will deal with the impact of the Project Report’s findings on:
– Review of the accidents caused by watch keeper fatigue;
– STCW and ISM Code requirements. Are they fit for purpose?
– How can managers and owners maintain compliance against the work required on board. Safe manning issues?
– Quality of watch keepers now and in the future.
– Ship design and equipment issues to assist in the prevention of fatigue related incidents.
– Risk management in relation to safe manning. Do we need more watch keepers on board or better watch keepers? Training issues?
– Interplay with the Maritime Labour Convention
– Legal implications. Case histories – lessons learned
– Fatigue and seaworthiness discussions