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Hours of Rest Inspection Campaign

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An Inspection Campaign on STCW Hours of Rest will be carried out by Port State Control Officers between the 1st of September and the 30th of November 2014 in the Paris MoU 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 (MSMD) 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). 

It is expected that the Paris and Tokyo MoUs will carry out approximately 10,000 inspections during the CIC.

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