Situational awareness in Demanding Marine Operations
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It has been observed that mostly cause of the accidents in the maritime industry is due to lack of primary situational awareness and secondary loss of SA.Moreover it is difficult to estimate the exact reasons for the loss of SA in real time simulations because of varying work load and fatigue issues.This study examined situational awareness among licensed captains and pilots of the maritime time industry by feedback obtained through set of questionnaire covering the factors which could contribute to loss of situational awareness of the crew on board a vessel. A questionnaire is made and filled out by the professionals working in different companies serving different vessels and havedifferent background and different set of work experience. The personnel include ship captains, crew members, first engineers, second engineers, technical personnel etc.