Key takeaways from the sector consultation event on future European manning standards


CESNI / ETF / EBU / ESO press release
More than 90 participants (employers and employees) attended the second sector consultation event on the future European manning standards held on 14 December 2022. The event was co-organised by EBU/ESO and ETF, under CESNI’s auspices. Based on the number of participants and the organisations represented, it can be estimated that the consultation constituted a representative sample of the opinion of the sector.

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Crucial topics for the future European manning regulations were discussed, including operating modes, resting time, resting days for owner operator, one-person vessel operation and entry level (apprentice and deckhand).
Participants were able to express their views on concrete proposals through questionnaires and interactive exchanges, for example a possible alternative to operating modes, a minimum resting time of 6 hours or a minimum number of resting days per owner operator.
The results of the consultation have been published on CESNI’s website.
For each theme (keynote), you will find the results of the questions and the key takeaways that summarise the main findings. These findings will feed into the discussions of the working group which is currently working on the future standards for manning requirements.
The work goes on! Any questions or comments can be addressed to the sector representatives:

Thank you to all the participants for these insightful exchanges!