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What advice does the MCA’s 2002 SOLAS V publication give regarding the master/pilot relationship?

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.”

 

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