Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
28 (1) As far as practicable, the minimum floor area per person for sleeping quarters of employees with officer duties must be
(a) on vessels other than passenger vessels and special purpose vessels,
(i) 7.5 m2 in vessels of less than 3,000 gross tonnage,
(ii) 8.5 m2 in vessels of at least 3,000 but less than 10,000 gross tonnage, and
(iii) 10 m2 in vessels of at least 10,000 gross tonnage or more; and
(b) on passenger vessels and special purpose vessels,
(i) 7.5 m2 for junior officers, and
(ii) 8.5 m2 for senior officers.
(2) In this section, junior officers means officers at the operational level and senior officers means officers at the management level.
(3) As far as practicable, the master, the chief mate, the chief engineer and the second engineer are to be provided with, in addition to their sleeping quarters, an adjoining sitting room, day room or equivalent additional space.
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