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What does the ISM Code require the Company to do regarding the master’s authority?

To ensure that the SMS operating on board the ship contains a clear statement emphasising the master’s authority. 

The Company should establish in the SMS that the master has the overriding authority and the responsibility to make decisions with respect to safety and pollution prevention and to request the company’s assistance as may be necessary. (Para. 5. 2) (The master’s overriding authority applies in both normal and emergency circumstances.)

 

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Under the ISM Code, what must the Company ensure regarding the master?

What does the ISM Code require the Company to do regarding the master’s responsibility and authority?