- VIII/I of the STCW
All persons who are assigned duty as officer in charge of a
or as a rating forming part of a watch
shall be provided with a minimum of 10-hour rest in any 24-hours period.
2. The hours of rest may be divided
into no more than two periods, one of which shall be at least six hours in
3. The requirements for rest periods laid down in paragraph 1 and 2
need not be maintained in the case of an emergency or drill or in other
overriding operations conditions.
4. Notwithstanding the provisions of
paragraphs 1 and 2, the minimum period of ten hours may be reduced to not less
than six consecutive hours provided that any such reduction shall not extend
beyond two days and not less than 70 hours of rest are provided each seven-day
5. Administration shall require that watch schedules be posted
where they are easily accessible.
Section B - VII/I of the STCW Code
In applying regulation VII/I, following should be taken into
1. Provision made to prevent fatigue should ensure the excessive or
unreasonable overall working hours are not undertaken. In particular, the
minimum rest periods specified in Section a - VII/I should not be interpreted as
implying that all other hours may be devoted to watch-keeping or other duties;
2. That the frequency and length of leave periods, and the granting of
compensatory leave, are material factors in preventing fatigue from building up
over a period of time;
3. The provision may be varied for ships on short-sea
voyages, provided special safety arrangements are put in place.
It must be noted that a ship may
be detained if conditions are violated.
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