This week’s question was-What are the officer of the watch’s two prime responsibilities?
Answer: As the Master’s representative the OOW is primarily responsible at all times for the safe navigation of the vessel and for complying with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions At Sea.
-Compliance with the COLREGS
Note-The OOW shall also be aware of the serious effects of pollution of the marine environment and shall take all possible precautions to prevent such pollution.
Rule 1 (a) These rules shall apply to all vessels upon the high seas and in all waters connected therewith navigable by sea going vessels.
The answer to the bonus question was that the vessel is Not Under Command.
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