A welder in a riding crew, who has already worked a 14-hour day, says he needs to continue working through the night to finish his contracted work before disembarking at the next port. Can the master permit this?

Subject to strict control measures stipulated in a Permit to Work, yes. This would probably include requirements for short breaks and a fire watch near the welder.

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