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Crew Endurance Management System (CEMS) A Real World Solution. The Issues. What is CEMS? Why implement CEMS? What benefit is there? What kind of support is available?. Crew Endurance. The ability to maintain performance within safety limits

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Crew Endurance Management System


A Real World Solution

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The Issues

  • What is CEMS?

  • Why implement CEMS?

  • What benefit is there?

  • What kind of support is available?

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Crew Endurance

The ability to maintain performance within safety limits

while enduring job-related physiological, psychological, and environmental challenges.

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Crew Endurance Management System

A systematic process for

managing the risk factors

that can lead to human error and performance degradation in maritime work environments.

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Commercial Towing Operations

24 Hours a Day

7 Days a Week

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Our Goal:

Continuous Improvement

  • Proactive Step

  • Coast Guard Support

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Energy and Alertness Levels

During the Day




1200 2100 0700 1200

Time of Day

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Q:How can Performance Degradation be prevented ?

A:By shifting the Biological Clock…

ONLY through proper


and proper amounts of

uninterrupted sleep.

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Endurance Risk Factors

Health & Nutrition

Sleep Quality & Duration


Body Clock Stability


Environmental Stressors

Motion Sickness

Physical Conditioning

Work Schedules

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Coast Guard-AWO Safety Partnership

The Mechanism for CEMS Support

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  • What CEMS Provides

  • A field tested, non-regulatory solution

  • An opportunity to act proactively

  • Improved operational effectiveness

  • Improved mission effectiveness

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Development of CEMS



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CEMS Implementation

In the

Commercial Maritime

Towing Community

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Analyze Current Situation

Train Working Group

Set Up Working Group

Train Entire Crew

Deployment: 2

Coach Crew

Implement CEP

Evaluate Results

Working Group Modifies Cycle

Assessment: 3

The CEM Process

Development: 1

Create Crew Endurance Plan

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Vertical Alignment



Vessel Management

Vessel Crews


Support Personnel

Management Commitment

At All Levels

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CEMS Coaches

To Introduce and Implement

  • Must be the champions of CEMS

  • Must believe in CEMS and the process

  • Must have full management commitment at all levels (vertical alignment)

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CEM Guide

  • Defines Risk Factors

  • Provides a Step-By-Step Method to

Identify relevant risk factors

Mitigate identified risk factors

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Example of CEMS-Generated

Vessel Improvements

Blocking Out Light Intrusion

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Example of CEMS-Generated

Vessel Improvements

Noise Reduction

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Other Examples of

Vessel Modifications

  • Air Cleaners (reduce Carbon Monoxide)

  • Lighting Improvements

  • Nighttime Adaptation

  • Watch Schedule Changes

  • Day Room Improvements

  • Nutritional Content Of Meals Improvements

  • Napping Policies / Better Mattresses & Pillows

  • Air Flow / Temperature

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In Conclusion…

Why Is CEMS Important?

  • Unchecked endurance factors affect alertness and long-term health of mariners

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What are the Benefits?

  • CEMS is a field tested, non-regulatory solution

  • CEMS packages scientific knowledge for use in improving the living and working environment of mariners

  • CEMS improves operational safety and mission effectiveness

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What Is Required?

  • Management support at all levels

  • Trained coaches and support materials

  • Working Groups for each vessel

  • Development of Crew Endurance Plan for each vessel

  • Working Group management of Crew Endurance Plan implementation

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What Support is Available?

The Coast Guard - AWO

Safety Partnership

Working Together

to Improve Maritime Towing Operations