Where several ships reply to a distress signal, what right of requisition has the master of the ship in distress, or the SAR service?

The master of a ship in distress or the SAR service, after consultation (so far as possible) with the masters of answering ships, may requisition one or more ships considered best able to render assistance.

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What is the statutory duty of masters of ships that have been requisitioned to assist in a distress incident?

What record must be made where a distress signal is received but the master decides for some reason not to proceed to assist?