Viewpoint: Distraction dangers
A ship needs as much concentration as any other vehicle, and those on board it need to be told firmly — by law if necessary — that any accident caused by mobile phone distraction will be stamped on hard. Perhaps insurers can lead the way in drafting new policies on the subject
In the same way that car users face penalties, it is time that shipping clamped down on the dangerous use of mobile devices on seafarers who need their full concentration
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