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Maritime Sustainability and Maritime Labour Convention - Reducing Vibration and Noise Levels on Board Ships for Health and Safety of Seafarers

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ivan CK TamORCiD, Dr Arun DevORCiD



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The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) addresses the employment standards of seafarers with the aim of improving social sustainability in the areas of fair wages, contractual terms, working and living conditions as well as their health and safety on board ships. This paper presents the requirements of MLC regarding noise and vibration mainly in the accommodation spaces, and the possible solutions to minimize them to meet the new demands. By reducing vibration and noise levels onboard ships, seafarers would be able to enjoy better rest and thereby improve their health and safety. It in turns also reduces human factors related accidents and improves productivity.

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Author(s): Chia R, Tam I, Dev AK

Editor(s): Captain Satinder Singh Virdi

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: MARTECH 2017 SINGAPORE; Towards 2030: Maritime Sustainability through People and Technology

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 131-147

Print publication date: 20/09/2017

Acceptance date: 25/03/2017

Date deposited: 13/11/2017

Publisher: Ultra Supplies

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9789811142574