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§167.65-35 Use of auto pilot.
Except as provided in 33 CFR 164.15, when the automatic pilot is used in—
(a) Areas of high traffic density;
(b) Conditions of restricted visibility; and
(c) All other hazardous navigational situations, the master shall ensure that—
(1) It is possible to immediately establish human control of the ship's steering:
(2) A competent person is ready at all times to take over steering control; and
(3) The changeover from automatic to manual steering and vice versa is made by, or under, the supervision of the officer of the watch.
[CFR 75-074, 42 FR 5964, Jan. 17, 1977]