The Impact of Technology on Seafarer’s Work and Leisure

Technological development has contributed to different possibilities of the seafarer leisure, as well as to providing connections with his family and friends. Furthermore, modern ships are technologically advanced systems that require constant investing in seafarers’ knowledge, working abilities and willingness of decision-making at all levels of the crew for high-risk situations in which the ship can be found. In this sense, it is important to emphasize the need for conscious and conscientious labor, as the data shows that, despite the distinct technological advancement in marine systems, the majority of maritime accidents are caused by human error. Technology boosts the productivity and quality of products or services, but only if used duly, both during working and leisure time. A number of devices the authors utilize every day increases fatigue, occupies us and leads to an uncritical reliance on technology. The most conspicuous are tensions which occupy seafarer's minds during working hours such as the potentiality of virtual investments, gambling or participation in family activities in real time without physical presence, by using information technology. Due to fatigue that stems from work and leisure, as well as shifting of the initiative from human to machines, it is necessary to review the effects of technology on the successful performance of maritime profession .


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 173-178
  • Monograph Title: 6th International Maritime Science Conference (IMSC 2014) Book of Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01610976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2016 2:44PM