What about working hours?

  • Normal working hours are based on an eight-hour day, with one day of rest per week.
  • You must not work more than 14 hours in any 24-hour period.
  • You must not work more than 72 hours in any seven-day period.
  • You must have at least 10 hours' rest in any 24-hour period.
  • You must have at least 77 hours' rest in any seven-day period
However, in the event of an emergency, or to assist other ships or persons in distress, the captain can suspend the work schedule.

The ship must keep records of hours of work and hours of rest, and you must receive an endorsed copy of your hours of work/rest.