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Following a minor collision with another ship, what action should the master take to protect his shipowner’s interests?

He should: (1) advise his owners;ย 

(2) call the P&I club’s local correspondent; (3) serve written notice on the master of the other ship, holding him and his owners liable for the collision and inviting him to a survey of the damage. He should not admit any liability to the other ship or any person without the P&I club’s approval.

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