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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter LPart 131Subpart I → §131.960


Title 46: Shipping
PART 131—OPERATIONS
Subpart I—Miscellaneous


§131.960   Use of auto-pilot.

When the automatic pilot is used in areas of high traffic density, conditions of restricted visibility, or any other hazardous navigational situations, the master shall ensure that—

(a) It is possible to immediately establish manual control of the vessel's steering;

(b) A competent person is ready at all times to take over steering control; and

(c) The changeover from automatic to manual control of the vessel's steering and the reverse is made by, or under the supervision of, the master or officer of the watch.

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