[quote=capt8356;18048]This has been an issue on every vessel I have been on .Crew thats already been up 8 to 12 hrs before they even leave home to drive to tranportation center, then 2 to 6 hrs from transportation center to vessel , then work a 12 hr watch.think about it ,some one who has already been up for 18 to 24 hrs coming on board Taking a command position and
working a 12 hr watch ,some where around 8 hrs on watch falling asleep at the helm while your down below in your cabin asleep. Do you want that type of operation?
no one ever works more then 16 hrs in 24 hr period
Something to think about , Do you want to be the one to sign your name to an accident report and USCG 2682 stating that the person who was injured or killed was on duty for 23 hrs when the accident happened .I don’t !!![/quote]
No, certainly you don’t want that type of operation, but that is a time management problem on the part of your crew. You got a job to do and you know it. Get the proper rest so that you can show up and do your job.
As for no one works more than 16 hrs in a 24 hr period… Or person on duty for 23 hrs. On a 12/12 I never work more than 12 hours in a 24 hour period.
If you want to cut it to exactly the least amount of time so that you can be “fair” then show up at the transportation center at 0000 or what ever the typical watch change is and begin your “watch” at that point. You travel 6 hours to the vessel and you finish your watch at 1200. Rest 12 get up, rinse, and repeat. The person leaving the vessel is on duty from 0000 until your arrival at 0600 and he finishes his “watch” in transit back to the travel center. The watch starting at 1200 has had 6 hrs of rest since his/her arrival.
It just hurts me when I have to switch watches and get my sleep patterns all out of whack. Just a personal preference and I am posting my humble opinion. I have no doubt that there are people that are up for long periods of time and they are operating in a less than a fit for duty state of mind. But I believe that is a personal responsibility issue and you are trying to change the wheel when you just need to train the wheel.