Analysis on the Results of Fatigue Survey for Marine Officers

해기사의 피로도 현황에 대한 조사 분석

  • Yang, Won-Jae (Division of Maritime Transportation System, Mokpo National Maritime University)
  • 양원재 (목포해양대학교 해상운송시스템학부)
  • Received : 2012.11.30
  • Accepted : 2012.12.27
  • Published : 2012.12.31


Fatigue is known to detrimentally affect a person's performance. Also, fatigue may reduce effectiveness and efficiency of marine officers and crew members. The purpose of this research is to understand on the status of the marine officers' fatigue. In this study, we carried out the questionnaire survey which is related to the marine officers' fatigue factors such as work, sleep and rest hour or period, sleepiness, casual factor, fatigue symptom, etc. The questionnaire contained 25 questions and it was distributed among 1,033 marine officers(deck officers 607 and engineers 426). The results of this survey show that marine officers' fatigue is a casual factor in marine accidents such as collisions, groundings and there was a fatigue difference between deck officers and engineers.


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