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Paul Allen, Emma Wardsworth, Andy Smith: Seafarers’ fatigue: a review of the recent literature

Fatigue has been noticeably under-researched in the maritime domain compared to other transport sectors. In a review of the literature 11 databases were searched in order to assess recent developments in the field and distil those issues of greatest concern and challenge to the seafaring community. Whilst diversity in the seafaring population has the potential to make global fatigue estimates meaningless, evidence of mis-recorded working hours shows how cultural and commercial pressures are universally shared.


Centre for Occupational Health Psychology, School of Psychology
Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK
Correspondence to Paul Allen, E-mail: smithap@Cardiff.ac.uk

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International Maritime Health
Medical University of Gdansk, Interdepartmental Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine
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