The research project called Horizon investigates how different watch systems influence the fatigue factor onboard, both on the deck and in the engine room. The researchers have developed a prototype of a tool called Martha, which estimates the fatigue factor in advance. For more information about Martha and to download the tool for testing, go to http://www.warsashacademy.co.uk/. The Horizon research project is organised by Chalmers University of Technology, Warsash Maritime University, Southampton Solent University and the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University, together with eight other companies and authorities.
”The shipping company’s costs for chemicals have decreased between 5 – 10 % per year since this started”
Annelie Rusth Jensen on Transatlantic’s and Viking Supply Ships’ work to reduce the use of chemicals onboard.