Jul 292014

moufatigueSeafarer hours of rest come under the microscope from from 1 September 2014 and ending  on 30 November 2014, says a joint statement by the Tokyo and Paris MOUs. A Joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign, CIC, will examine hours of rest records on some 10,000 vessels to see if they bide by STCW 78 as amended including the Manila amendments.

Deck and engine room watchkeepers’ hours of rest will be verified in more detail for compliance with the mentioned scope of the CIC during a regular Port State Control inspection conducted under the regional ship selection criteria within the Paris and Tokyo MoU regions.

Port State Control Officers. PSCOs\, will use a list of 10 selected items to establish that watchkeeping personnel are meeting the requirements regarding hours of rest, focusing attention on the Minimum Safe Manning Document and records of rest. In addition information will be gathered on the watch system, whether the MSMD requires an engineer officer and whether the ship is designated UMS – Periodically Unattended Machinery Space). PSCOs will apply a questionnaire listing a number of items to be covered during the concentrated inspection campaign. The questionnaire has been annexed to this press release.

When deficiencies are found, actions by the port State may vary from recording a deficiency and instructing the master to rectify it within a certain period to detaining the ship until serious deficiencies have been rectified. In the case of detention, it will be posted in the monthly detention lists of the Paris and Tokyo MoU web sites.

The results of the campaign will be analyzed and findings will be presented to the governing bodies of the MoUs for submission to the IMO.

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