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Inlandboatmen's Union Contract (Effective 7/1/13 - 6/30/15)
Article 14 - Posted Sailing Time

Section 1.
When it is determined the vessel's stay in a safe port or moorage will exceed six (6) hours, the sailing time shall be posted. The sailing time will be posted and entered in the log book by the Master within one half (1/2) hour after contacting the chief scientist.

Section 2.
Those members not on watch or otherwise working shall, prior to going ashore, notify the deck officer on watch of their intent to leave the vessel and probably time of return.

Section 3.
If after the sailing time is posted, the vessel shall sail early, the Employer shall be responsible for any allowable expenses to rejoin the vessel, of the crew member who is left behind including transportation, subsistence, lodging and base pay.

Section 4.
The sailing time shall be maintained to reflect any extension in the original time posted in increments of not less than two (2) hours.

Section 5.
Crew members shall report on board and be available for duty at least one hour prior to the posted sailing time.