The Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 4) is meeting at IMO Headquarters (30 January-3 February).Ways to enhance seafarer training by utilizing lessons learned from marine casualty investigations and how to prevent fatigue at sea are issues under discussion this week.
The Sub-Committee will continue its work to update and revise the Guidelines on Fatigue to improve better understanding of fatigue and fatigue risk management and to reflect current fatigue and sleep research and best practices of fatigue mitigation.
Other items on the agenda include:
- the ongoing comprehensive review of the fishing vessel personnel training convention (STCW-F);
- implementation of the seafarer training convention (STCW) 2010 amendments; and
- validation of a number of IMO model courses.
The meeting was opened by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and is being chaired by Ms. Mayte Medina (United States).
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