Why would more than one competent person sometimes be necessary?

On ships carrying personnel employed by several different employers (e. g. cruise ships and many offshore industry vessels), each such employer must appoint one or more “competent persons”.

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What information must the employer provide the competent person with?

What are the requirements of The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations concerning the appointment of “competent persons” for the purposes of the Regulations?