What action should the master take if, after the collision mentioned in the previous question, he received a notice from the other master holding him and his owners to blame?

He should courteously reply by letter, denying any liability but accepting any invitation to attend a survey on the other vessel without prejudice.

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What might the owners of a ship do after it had been reported that their vessel had been in collision?

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