Fatigue or drinking alcohol – which is more dangerous at sea? The answer is they are both equally dangerous.
Fatigue, also known as excessive tiredness or exhaustion, can impair judgement, response time and performance, which are very similar to the effects of a moderate intake of alcohol. We need to recognise the dangers of fatigue and ensure that rest hours are not limited to a paper exercise. By making fatigue management a part of our safety culture, we can help minimise the number of accidents and the loss of lives.
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