Working long hours is part of life at sea, but the Mission is very clear that seafarers must be allowed proper rest periods according to the regulations laid down in the Maritime Labour Convention (2006).
Maritime Labour Convention (2006): Regulation 2.3;
Hours of work and rest
Each Member acknowledges that the normal working hours for seafarers shall be based on an eight-hour day, with one day of rest per week, and rest on public holidays.
However, each Member shall also take account of the danger posed by the fatigue of seafarers, especially those whose duties involve navigational safety and the safe and secure operation of the ship.
For more information on the Maritime Labour Convention, including limits on hours of work or rest, visit this page.