Section 1. Deck and Engine Room Departments. Eight (8) hours shall constitute a day's work. Crew personnel shall be divided into sea watches, each watch standing four (4) hours on duty followed by eight (8) hours off duty. Two (2) such watches shall constitute a day's work. Day crew members, when carried, shall work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., exclusive of thirty (30) minutes for lunch.
Section 2. In port, at the option of the Master, sea watches may be broken either at twelve noon or midnight, and crew personnel may be assigned to day work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., exclusive of thirty (30) minutes for lunch. A crew member assigned to a night watch in addition to working an eight hour day shall receive the overtime rate for all night watch hours worked.
Section 3. Steward's Department. Crew personnel in the steward's department while at sea or in port shall perform all of the duties customary to their respective stations, and payment for overtime hours shall be in accordance with Higher Education Personnel Board Rules.
Section 4. Crew members shall be on continuous pay from the time the vessel leaves the home port until its return, and no days off will be given for the purpose of breaking continuity of pay, unless mutually agreed to by the parties. This shall not apply during periods of annual overhaul and drydocking in an outport.
Section 5. Overtime. In accordance with the Higher Education Personnel Board Rules, the standard work week is defined as five (5) consecutive eight (8) hour days, Monday through Friday. All work in excess of either eight (8) hours in a day or forty (40) hours in a week, shall be paid at the overtime rate. All work performed outside the assigned sea watch hours as described in Section 1 above shall be paid at the overtime rate.