What sanctions may a master impose under the Merchant Navy Code of Conduct if a seafarer is found guilty of a Paragraph 9 (serious) breach of the Code?

(1) A formal (oral) warning recorded in the OLB; (2) a written reprimand, also recorded in the OLB; or (3) dismissal from the ship, either immediately (if in a UK or overseas port), or at the next port, also recorded in the OLB.

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In what circumstances could a master arrange for the dismissal of a seafarer and his repatriation to the UK from an overseas port of call?

How should a UK shipmaster deal with an alleged serious (Paragraph 9) breach of the Merchant Navy Code of Conduct that was referred to him?