World Maritime University

A culture of adjustment, evaluating the implementation of the current maritime regulatory framework on rest and work hours

Nov 9, 2020
World Maritime University
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Underreporting of work hours or adjustment of work/rest hour records has been suggested by previous research to be a common practice in the shipping sector. With this starting point, the World Maritime University has conducted exploratory research into the implementation of the current regulatory and administrative framework on work and rest hours. The associated research activities broadly aimed to achieve the following: 1. Investigate stakeholder perceptions of the capacity of the current international regulatory framework to effectively prevent fatigue; 2. To assess the barriers to effective implementation on board ships; and 3. To evaluate the level of compliance with the current regulatory regime.

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