The World Maritime
University (WMU) is calling all seafarers to participate in a survey on hours
of work/rest, workload, and ship manning.
International Maritime Organization proposed the initiation of a scoping
exercise to enhance the effectiveness of provisions on seafarers’ hours of work
and rest hours, and on fatigue.
The WMU’s survey, funded by the ITF Seafarers’
Trust, will serve as a sounding board for this discussion.
Research from a WMU
team published in November 2020 underlined systemic failures in the
implementation of the regulatory regime for seafarers’ hours of work and rest,
undermining the credibility of international regulations relating to working
WMU is conducting the
survey in collaboration with the International Federation of Shipmasters’
Associations (IFSMA), the Nautical Institute (NI), the Institute of Marine
Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), and the International Seafarers’
Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN).