Seafarer’s Fatigue: Its Causes and Consequences

Although fatigue is a well-examined topic in scientific literature, in the maritime industry it seems to be rather neglected. Even the minimum research undertaken does not analyse the issue spherically in such a way that will work progressively and lead to improvement of seafarers' working life. Fatigue can contribute drastically to a person becoming hypotonic, thus reducing the body's physiological performance, causing deterioration and psychological discomfort (Smith, Allen & Wadsworth, 2007).

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