IMO/ILO Guidelines for Seafarers' Hours of Work and Rest (K973E) (eBook)

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January 1999

IMO/ILO Guidelines for Seafarers' Hours of Work and Rest (K973E) (eBook)

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The Guidelines assist Administrations, shipowners and seafarers develop shipboard working arrangements and records of seafarers’ hours of work or hours of rest as required by the Seafarers’ Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention, 1996. This publication also takes into account the provisions on establishment of rest periods for watchkeeping personnel contained in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended.

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Developed by a joint working group of the International Labour Organization and IMO, these guidelines are designed to help Administrations, shipowners and seafarers meet their obligations under ILO Convention N. 180 (Seafarers' Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention) and IMO's STCW Convention, 1978, as amended in 1995. They provide a standardized table showing shipboard working arrangements, a standard format for records of seafarer's daily hours of work and rest and guidelines for monitoring compliance.

Guidelines for the Development of Tables of Seafarers Shipboard Working Arrangements and Formats of Records of Seafarers Hors of Work or Hours of Rest


Appendix 1            Seafarers Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention, 1996 (no. 180)


Appendix 2            Relevant requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995, and of the STCW Code


Appendix 3            Model format for a table of shipboard working arrangements


Appendix 4            Model format for records of hours of work or hours of rest of seafarers

A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: IMO/ILO Guidelines for Seafarers' Hours of Work and Rest (K973E) (eBook)
Subtitle: for the development of tables of seafarers' shipboard working arrangements and formats of records
Number of Pages: 18
Product Code: MM1284EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280160956, ISBN 10: 9280160958
Published Date: January 1999
Author: IMO

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