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Aronnax Podcast: The rebirth of seamanship and working with fatigue

This particular podcast episode looks at two stories that have been in the news. One deals with changing definition of seamanship in connection with the technologies, and the other the search for technologies to help seafarers.

First we have an academic paper published in Norway (NTNU) which has raised the question about what seamanship is ….and whether it is the right word to be using in modern shipping.

Then we look at how fatigue, tiredness, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the mandatory requirements for rest hours have led to new technologies from software startups to give seafarers a better life onboard their vessels by making them aware of their own health and linking this to onboard productivity

In this episode we hear from:

Torgeir Haavik Research Professor, NTNU Social Research,Trondheim, Norway


Trond Kongsvik, Professor, NTNU, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Stuart Willis,  CMO and Hours of Rest Hero, Work Rest


Arshia Gratiot, Founder & CEO, Canary Sentinel


Nick Chubb Founder and Managing Director, Thetius



Craig Eason, Owner and Editorial Director, Fathom World  


About Author

Craig Eason Stockholm
Craig Eason is the owner and editorial director of Fathom.World. He has a background in the shipping industry having started his career as a cadet on oil tankers and gas carriers before becoming a navigating officer on a range of vessel types. A change in career, with ensuing university studies, and he has now gained 20 years experience in written and broadcast journalism. He now is in demand as a knowledgeable and competent editor and event host and moderator, both for in-house events and ones for the public.

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