A fresh approach to solving crew fatigue problems that date back to “Noah’s time” will be tested on a Shell tanker.

The Canary Sentinel and Workrest intelligent fatigue management platform won best new solution in an Open Innovation Challenge organised by Shell Shipping & Maritime, satellite communications giant Inmarsat and digital consultancy Thetius.

Of the 49 teams that entered the challenge, a shortlist of three pitched their solutions to a panel of judges, made up largely of seafarers.