Capt. must remain on board at all times?
Last Post 18 Jan 2017 05:16 PM by chuck001. 1 Replies.
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rockwaterxUser is Offline
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15 Apr 2011 05:39 PM
    I'm a licensed 100 ton Captain in the USVI, have been so for 10 years. I work on a (dive boat) inspected multi-passenger vessel w/ a current COI. My boss says he wants me to divemaster while working as a Captain. He says the mate can man the vessel while I'm diving. The mate isn't licensed.
    This goes against everything I learned in my Captain's class. I spoke to a retired 05 in the USCG & he said I'm right but couldn't point me to the reg. I called Sea School in Ft. Lauderdale where I took my Capt's class & they agreed w/ me also but again couldn't give me the reg.
    Can anyone give me the reg. that states that the Capt. must remain on board an inspected vessel at all times? 
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    18 Jan 2017 05:16 PM
    If the captain leaves the boat, for financial reasons or in the interest of the company, and an incident happens you're in trouble. If there is a situation where safety and/or life of passengers and/or crew is in jeopardy that requires you to leave the vessel in order to relieve that danger, you have leverage. My advice, don't do it. "Murphy" is the never ending passenger that will ALWAYS be on board.

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