“Mega Yachter” - En jämförelse av bryggtjänstgöringen ombord på yachter över 3000 GT och fartyg registrerade i svenska handelsflottan.

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Hansson, Filip
Hanisch, Fredrik
There are 51 yachts with a 3000 GT or more. Within the yacht industry it’s common that ships choose to register with the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The yacht industry is a relatively unexplored but on the rise segment in the shipping world. The study examines how bridge duties differs on yachts that are registered with the MCA and ships in the Swedish merchant fleet. As the Swedish merchant fleet is decreasing it’s more common that Swedish seafarers goes abroad to find employment. The issues brought up in the study revolves around comparing bridge routines and regulations on yachts versus Swedish merchant ships. The study has been done by first analyzing regulations and recommendations from specific authorities. Then there has been semi structured personal interviews conducted with five navigational officers from the different segments. The informants answered the studies questionnaire from their own experience and knowledge, to provide a truthful image of their normal workday. The interview results indicate that there are similarities within the bridge duties when comparing the yacht industry and the Swedish merchant fleet. It reveals that the manning on the bridge doesn’t have any significant differences. Furthermore the result show that there are occasions were, according to the informants, it can be difficult to comply with laws concerning work and rest. About 80% of the world tonnage have implemented MLC, among them MCA and Transportstyrelsen. This means there are no differences when it comes to laws concerning work and rest hours, for the yachts that the study includes and Swedish flagged merchant ships. This could help opening up the international labor market for seafarers independent of ship type, since the hours of work regulations are being standardized and therefore are easier to comply with.
Transportteknik och logistik, Transport, Transport Systems and Logistics, Transport
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