I am trying to get clarification defining a day of sea time. Under CRF 46 10.107 they use the following definition:
[I][I]“Day means, for the purpose of complying with the service requirements of this subchapter, eight hours of watchstanding or day-working not to include overtime. On vessels where a 12-hour working day is authorized and practiced, each work day may be creditable as one and one-half days of service. On vessels of less than 100 gross register tons, a day is considered as eight hours unless the Coast Guard determines that the vessel’s operating schedule makes this criteria inappropriate, in no case will this period be less than four hours. When computing service required for MODU endorsements, a day is a minimum of four hours, and no additional credit is received for periods served over eight hours.”
[/I][/I]I am specifically looking for the CFRs that define a 1.5 “day” and references to the definition of “On Deck”, as relating to this time for ratings of AB, and Deck officers, as well as CFR/Policy-guidance citing the proper format for a sea time letter.
On smaller vessels, deck workers do a variety of tasks including cooking and maintenance. Do these responsibilities count against a “day” in the eyes of the GG, specifically when calculating the 1.5 for 1 day on a 6x6?