The Maritime Safety Committee, at its seventy-first session (May 1999), considered the issue of human fatigue and the direction where IMO efforts should be focussed. In this regard, it was agreed that practical information on fatigue should be developed to provide appropriate information on fatigue to all parties concerned.
This guidance should inform each party that has a direct impact on vessel safety (navel architects, owners/operators, masters, officers, ratings, training institutions, etc.) of the nature of fatigue, its causes, preventive measures and countermeasures.
Publication date: 13 Jul 2010