Recording periods of work and periods of rest

​​​Watchkeeping schedules must be posted on board the ship in an easily accessible place, and the seafarer's periods of rest must continuously be recorded in a special form for this purpose. This does not apply to fishing vessels.

The Danish Maritime Authority has issued forms in standard format for both periods of work (annex 1) and periods of rest (annex 2). If a shipowner wants another design of these forms, this must be approved by the Danish Maritime Authority due to the international control.

Applications for approval of either forms on periods of work or forms on periods of rest can be forwarded by email to​. A draft form for the periods of work or the periods of work must be attached.

It is also possible to register hours of rest electronically. If this is desired, the owner or employer must inform the Danish Maritime Authority that it intends to start using an electronic rest hour registration system. It must be declared that the system is in compliance with order no. 676 of 21 May 2015 on seafarers' hours of rest​.​.


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