Principles of minimum safe manning
The capability to:
1 maintain safe navigational, port, engineering, and radio watches in accordance with regulation VIII/2 of the 1978 STCW Convention,as amended, and also maintain general surveillance of the ship.
2 moor and unmoor the ship safely.
3 manage the safety functions of the ship when employed in a stationary or near-stationary mode at sea.
4 perform operations, as appropriate, for the prevention of damage to the marine environment.
5 maintain the safety arrangements and the cleanliness of all accessible spaces to minimize the risk of fire.
6 provide for medical care on board ship;
7 ensure safe carriage of cargo during transit;
8 inspect and maintain, as appropriate, the structural integrity of the ship.
9 operate in accordance with the approved Ship’s Security Plan; and
Reference fr. IMO.ORG