Seafarer fatigue and its effect on cognitive performance

  • Barnett, Mike (PI)
  • Pekcan, Claire, (CoI)

Project description for the general public

Seafarer fatigue is a major issue for the safety and economics of shipping and the protection of the marine environment. Estimates suggest that 25% of marine casualties are caused by fatigue.

Project Horizon demonstrated that sleepiness levels for some watch-keeping regimes are high, and actual sleep can occur. The main outcome of the project was a fatigue prediction model for use by voyage planners to ease workloads on ships' crews.

The introduction of such fatigue risk mitigation measures will potentially save lives, have an impact on the competitive success of global shipping companies, and bring significant economic and environmental benefit.
AcronymHORIZON
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/06/0931/01/12

Funding

  • European Commission: £3,165,000.00