New Guidelines on Fatigue - SSB No.: 10/2019

RDIMS No .: 15102600
Date (Y-M-D) : 2019-06-07

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This Ship Safety Bulletin applies to all marine stakeholders.


This bulletin informs you that the International Maritime Organization (IMO), at the 100th session of its Maritime Safety Committee in December 2018, approved newly revised guidelines on fatigue.

We encourage you to use these guidelines on fatigue in your daily operations.


The Guidelines on Fatigue replace MSC.1/Circ.1014, Guidance on Fatigue Mitigation and Management.

What you need to know

You can access the full text of the new guidelines by clicking here (PDF, 708 KB) .

This fall, Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security will hold half-day information sessions across the country to discuss the new guidelines. More information, including dates and locations, will be available soon.


1. International Maritime Organization
2. Maritime Safety Committee
3. Guidelines on Fatigue

Questions concerning this Bulletin should be addressed to:

Elisabeth Bertrand

Transport Canada
Marine Safety and Security
Tower C, Place de Ville
330 Sparks Street, 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8

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