Wanted to keep this to a separate thread

WTD says:

- max working week over 7 days is 48 hours

- breaks after 6 hours

- min daily consecutive rest of 11 hours

- min 24 hours uninterrupted weekly rest

- average max 8 hours night work in 24 hours

the WTD applied to seafarers is:

- 8 hour working day

- 1 rest day per week & on public holidays

- max 14 hours work in 24 hours (with max of 72 hours over 7 day) or min 10 hours rest in 24 hours (min 77 hours over 7 days).

- daily rest can be divided into no more than 2 periods (one of which must be at least 6 hours).

- intervals between consecutive periods of rest not exceeding 14 hours

Does the current NS watch system meet this (assuming vessel is fully manned), isn’t that 4 hours on, 4 hours off ?

They don’t get a day off at sea do they?

Obviously crews can’t be made bigger and in fairness to the NS they (once the Peacocks are replaced) have much better Accomodiation than most frigates.

would that mean (without being able to change crew composition) the best way would be 6 hours on, 6 hours off ?

I assume some evolutions would require all hands on deck (pun intended but I assume that’s where it comes from)?

WTD says:

- max working week over 7 days is 48 hours

- breaks after 6 hours

- min daily consecutive rest of 11 hours

- min 24 hours uninterrupted weekly rest

- average max 8 hours night work in 24 hours

the WTD applied to seafarers is:

- 8 hour working day

- 1 rest day per week & on public holidays

- max 14 hours work in 24 hours (with max of 72 hours over 7 day) or min 10 hours rest in 24 hours (min 77 hours over 7 days).

- daily rest can be divided into no more than 2 periods (one of which must be at least 6 hours).

- intervals between consecutive periods of rest not exceeding 14 hours

Does the current NS watch system meet this (assuming vessel is fully manned), isn’t that 4 hours on, 4 hours off ?

They don’t get a day off at sea do they?

Obviously crews can’t be made bigger and in fairness to the NS they (once the Peacocks are replaced) have much better Accomodiation than most frigates.

would that mean (without being able to change crew composition) the best way would be 6 hours on, 6 hours off ?

I assume some evolutions would require all hands on deck (pun intended but I assume that’s where it comes from)?

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