(1) Harbour pollution; (2) a fine on the owner/operator; (3) a fine on the master; (4) detention of the ship in port; (5) an adverse effect on owners' deductibles and standing with their P&I club; (6) loss of ISM certification.
As a collision of ships, stranding or other incident of navigation, or other occurrence on board a ship or external to it resulting in material damage or imminent threat of material damage to a ship or cargo. (The definition follows the wording used in the 1969 Intervention Convention and in UNCLOS.)
It draws attention to an extract from an IMO Resolution (A. 285(VIII)), which states: "Despite the duties and obligations of a pilot, his presence on board does not relieve the officer of the watch from his duties and obligations for the safety of the ship. He should co-operate closely with the pilot and maintain an accurate check on the vessel's position and movements. If he is in any doubt as to the pilot's actions or intentions, he should seek clarification from the pilot and if doubt still exists he should notify the master immediately and take whatever action is necessary before the master arrives."
International Load Line Exemption Certificates may be issued to ships of Convention size on international voyages in certain circumstances (see below). UK Load Line Exemption Certificates may be issued to ships which do not ply internationally or which are not Convention ships (i. e. are less than 150 GT or less than 24 m in length).