Loss of situational awareness has been cited as the cause of numerous accidents in the maritime industry and can result from a variety of factors, including fatigue, miscommunication, use of medications or illegal substances, social stress and more. Anything that is a distraction to a crewmember can diminish situational awareness.
Read about the EPA public meeting on a proposal to delay Tier 4 requirements for high speed vessels, MERPAC's draft mariner credentialing recommendations for the Coast Guard and more in this edition of the AWO Letter
Read about AWO and members briefing congressional offices on hurricane preparedness, the Coast Guard approving amendments to the AWO Alternative Security Program and more in this edition of the AWO Letter
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Waterways Operators recently announced the release of a video highlighting the importance of the country's tugboat, towboat and barge industry.