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Fighting fatigue on the watch

Enforce current rules strictly for safety while making efforts to change manning practices on ships worldwide

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ABOUT 40 years ago, I worked for a UK-based company operating small dry cargo ships of up to about 3,000 dwt. We used to sail widely around the European coast, from the Mediterranean to northern Russia - PHOTO: REUTERS

ABOUT 40 years ago, I worked for a UK-based company operating small dry cargo ships of up to about 3,000 dwt. We used to sail widely around the European coast, from the Mediterranean to northern Russia. These ships had a master and two deck officers. The officers kept four-on, four-off watches,

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