U.S. Navy Creates New Sleep, Watch Rules After Fatal Ship Collisions

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As reported by One America News Network.

Sailors man the rails as the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, departs for Yokosuka, Japan from Naval Station North Island in San Diego, California August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

September 22, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The Navy unveils formal rest guidelines for sailors following fatal collisions involving two of its ships.

The new rules require captains to implement new sleep requirements and watch schedules to better mimic natural sleep cycles.

Reports say cuts in crew sizes over the last few years led to many sailors being overworked.

Exhaustion was cited as one of the issues that led to the fatal collisions involving the U.S.S. Fitzgerald and U.S.S. John McCain destroyers this summer.

The Navy is also increasing the crew size on ships to ensure each person gets enough sleep to fulfill their job.

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